Dr Mumbo

Kerrie-Anne Kennerley still a ‘gun for hire’



Rumours doing the rounds of a breakfast TV comeback for Kerrie-Anne Kennerley (aka KAK) are greatly exaggerated according to the woman herself.

Returning Dr Mumbo’s call on her way to golf this morning KAK pooh-poohed suggestions she had been approached to co-host a resurrected format of Good Morning Australia on the Ten Network with its latest acquisition Matt White. 

The rumour comes amid minuscule ratings for Wake Up and would allow Ten to end its broadcasts from Manly. However, KAK tells him today: “It’s the first I’ve heard of it.”

KAK added: “I’m in the middle of doing a story for Sunday Night and Channel Seven but I’m not on contract to anybody so I’m a gun for hire and that’s fine.”

Speculation has been building around the future of Wake Up since its weak ratings debut, the dumping of Natasha Exelby, and the departure of EP Adam Boland. Then in March the network announced a shake up, with the decision to bring newsreader Nuala Hafner up from Melbourne after the network quietly scrapped local news tailored to every state earlier this year as “it was not resonating with viewers”.

But a month and half later Ten still has Nuala reading the news from her glass box on the other side of the Murray River.

Dr Mumbo has asked Ten about this and been told there is “no update” at the moment around when (or whether) she will make the move.

But if Ten is thinking of reviving the early morning version of  Good Morning Australia, a format which its screened from 1992 to 2000, then they’ll be pleased to hear KAK is currently open to new opportunities.

“I’m off to golf right now and I’m overseas next week, but I am always open to anything because my life is so good,” she told Dr Mumbo.


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