Claire Hooper is to depart Mix 106.5’s Rosso & Claire breakfast show at the end of the year, The Daily Telegraph is reporting.
In the last set of radio ratings, the show, co-hosted with Tim Ross had a 3.9% share of the Sydney radio audience.
Among the commercial FM breakfast shows, The Kyle & Jackie O Show on Southern Cross Austereo’s 2Day FM is number one with a 12.1% share. Fitzy & Wippa on DMG’s Nova are joint second with a 6.4% share, along with ARN’s Jonesy & Amanda on WSFM. Fourth comes Triple M’s Grill Team on 4.5%.
Rosso & Claire were fifth.
The duo were brought together by ARN at the start of the year. Hooper had previously co-hosted the show with Andrew Rochford. The Tele suggests that Hooper and Ross struggled to build on air chemistry between them.
The duo talked to Mumbrella when they were brought together at the beginning of the year:
The Tele reports: “Radio executives have been secretly auditioning prospective partners for Ross for weeks and sources say they are currently putting their hopes on one of two women – either the multi-talented and over-extended Julia Morris or Yumi Stynes.”
ARN told Mumbrella that it was company policy not to discuss contract negotiations.