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Nick Cody to join Triple M Brisbane breakfast as Lawrence Mooney departs

Comedian and actor Nick Cody will join Triple M’s The Big Breakfast in Brisbane next year.

Cody replaces Lawrence ‘The Moonman’ Mooney, who took over from 2DayFM’s Ed Kavalee in October last year.

Robin Bailey, Nick Cody and Marto will host Triple M’s The Big Breakfast next year

Since last year, Mooney has been running the show with co-hosts Robin Bailey and Greg ‘Marto’ Martin. Bailey joined the show in December 2016, after she was sacked by ARN.

However, Mooney will no longer have a full time role on The Big Breakfast. Upon his departure, he described Cody as the “funniest comedian” in Australia.

“Brendo, Robin, Marto, I want to say I’ve had a fabulous year here at Triple M on The Big Breakfast. At the end of last year, I stood in for Ed Kavalee – no one remembers him – he had a child and that’s when I started to get to know you guys.

“I am announcing today that I am moving on, very sadly.”

Triple M Brisbane’s content director, Rex Morris, said a laugh would be guaranteed.

“What really excites us though, is that the beginnings of great chemistry with Marto and Robin have been evident from the moment they opened the mics. Nick’s passion for the brand and genuine enthusiasm around the opportunity come as an awesome bonus,” Morris said.

It comes weeks after Triple M Brisbane breakfast took the lead in the radio ratings, with a 12.3% share of listening – up 0.8 points from the previous survey.

At the time, Triple M’s head of content, Mike Fitzpatrick, said it was the first time since 2008 Triple M breakfast and the station had been number one.

Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick has not yet decided the fate of Triple M Sydney’s The Grill Team, which is set to lose its main star, Matty Johns. Today was his last day on air.

When Mumbrella last spoke to Fitzpatrick, he said it was an opportunity to focus more on comedy, noting everything was up for negotiation.

“Am I worried? Matty Johns in undoubtedly a talent. That show has been there for eight years. Generally, breakfast shows have a seven to 10 year life span. We’ve seen that show decline a little over the last couple of years. It always does better out of rugby league as I’ve seen – too much rugby league is the enemy of that show,” Fitzpatrick said.

“We are still a rock, sport and comedy station, probably more emphasis on the comedy than the sport moving forward. But we’ll still deliver sports news when it’s relevant. We don’t need to come in everyday and go ‘right, what are we talking about with rugby league today?’”

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