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Matt De Groot, Sarah McGilvray and Matty J to cover Nova 96.9’s summer breakfast

Matt, Sarah & Matty J, or Matt De Groot, Sarah McGilvray and Matty J, will be expanding their Nova 96.9 Saturday breakfast show to cover the summer breakfast slot for the station.

The announcement:

SUMMER LOVIN’ WITH MATT, SARAH & MATTY J IN BREAKFAST

Matt, Sarah & Matty J, Nova 96.9’s Saturday breakfast show, will now be heard on air for the two weeks in the lead up to Christmas, from Monday 9 December at 6am. Matt, Sarah & Matty J will cover all of Sydney’s hottest topics over the festive season.

No stranger to Nova listeners, Matt De Groot, Sarah McGilvray and Matty J currently broadcast on Saturdays as Nova 96.9’s Matt, Sarah & Matty J breakfast show and were Nova 96.9’s summer breakfast show last year.

Matt De Groot said, “I couldn’t be more excited to be involved once again in Nova’s summer breakfast with Sarah and Matty J. We’ve all had a big year and this is a great way to finish it off. We got together a few weeks ago and agreed that the summer show would simply be wall-to-wall Christmas carols, littered with as many Christmas ham giveaways as possible. Management is yet to sign off on that but regardless, I can’t wait.”

Sarah McGilvray said, “I’m very excited to spend a couple of weeks with my second favourite male radio co-hosts, plus I couldn’t turn down the chance to avoid full time parenting for another two weeks! Expect a lot of Mariah Carey music…. well, really, just one song played a lot!”

Matty J said “Doing Summer breakfast is like finally getting the keys to your parents’ car. We’ll start off a little cautious but after a week the place will be filled with used coffee cups, dirty clothes and a half-eaten sandwich.

“But on a serious note, finishing off an incredible year with this opportunity is icing on the cake! Then the sprinkles on that icing is being able to share it with Matt and Sarah, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with almost every weekend for the last 12 months. The three of us offer a lot of humour, which is sometimes sweet natured, politically incorrect or immature depending on which one of us is talking. I can’t wait!”

TV audiences fell in love with Matty J on The Bachelorette Australia and then as the leading man in the fifth season of The Bachelor Australia. Hosting Nova 96.9’s Matt, Sarah & Matty J summer breakfast show last year was his first metro breakfast role and he has joined Matt and Sarah on Nova 96.9’s Saturday breakfast show in February this year.

Matty J recently launched The Babble podcast with Nat Bass, the Nova Network’s first original podcast series. Joining Matty J is Sarah McGilvray and Matt De Groot from Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa breakfast show. Sarah is best known for her quick wit and celebrity news as host on the Fitzy & Wippa breakfast show and is also heard alongside JMo on Sunday nights on Confidential on Nova. News journalist Matt De Groot has not only been part of Fitzy & Wippa for six years but has also co-hosted Nova’s summer breakfast show for four consecutive years.

The team will be heard week days from Monday 9 December to Friday 20 December at 6am on Nova 96.9 in Sydney. Fitzy & Wippa will return to breakfast on Monday 20 January 2020.

Source: Nova Entertainment media release

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