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Natarsha Belling thanks Ten for 22 years of memories following cuts across the network

Longtime Ten reporter Natarsha Belling has thanked the network for 22 years of memories following news last week she had been let go in a round of cuts.

Belling has been a newsreader on Studio 10 since the beginning of 2019.

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I have been overwhelmed with all the love and support so many of you have shown me over the past four days. To all the wonderful viewers, colleagues, family and friends – thank you for all your beautiful messages – they mean the world to me. It’s been an absolute pleasure being part of the Network 10 family for more than 22 years and I want to thank the Network for all the wonderful opportunities I’ve enjoyed over the past two decades. During that time, I’ve worked with some of the very best in the TV business who have inspired me with their skill, passion and dedication. 2020 has been such a challenging year for so many and it has in many ways reminded us about what truly matters in life. I’m sad to leave, but excited about the new chapter ahead. I can’t wait to share with you what’s coming up! Take care and see you soon. Tarsh

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In an Instagram post, Belling said she’d been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to her axing, thanking everyone who had reached out to her.

“To all the wonderful viewers, colleagues, family and friends – thank you for all your beautiful messages – they mean the world to me,” she said.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure being part of the Network 10 family for more than 22 years and I want to thank the Network for all the wonderful opportunities I’ve enjoyed over the past two decades. During that time, I’ve worked with some of the very best in the TV business who have inspired me with their skill, passion and dedication.”

Prior to joining Ten, Belling was a reporter at Prime in Orange, before taking a role with the ABC in Darwin. She initially joined Ten as a medical reporter.

In 2007, Belling became the national presenter of Ten Morning News, replacing Tracey Spicer. She went on to replace Bill Woods on Ten Weekend News, then in mid-2013 she was announced as a host of Ten’s ill-fated morning show Wake Up. It was axed shortly after.

Belling wasn’t the only talent cut from Studio 10 – Kerri-Anne Kennerley has also been cut and Joe Hildebrand is currently reviewing his options.

Studio 10 is reported to now be looking at a two-hander setup, replicating the morning programming offerings on Nine and Seven. Belling was rumoured to be considering a spot on Nine’s Today, but as reported by TV Blackbox, that rumour has been denied.

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