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Seven rejects Sunrise break-up story as “without foundation”

Seven has rejected claims made in a story in The Sunday Telegraph yesterday that its Sunrise team is set to break up in a “dramatic overhaul” of the breakfast time show.

The article claims that the show’s co-host Melissa Doyle is being “looked at” as a presenter for Today Tonight, and Today Tonight host Matthew White will move to Sunrise with the current co-host of The Morning Show Kylie Gillies.

The “proposed musical chairs” at Seven would also see Weekend Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage move to The Morning Show to join host Larry Emdur.

Seven spokesman Simon Francis insisted that the claims, which originated from a story The Sunday Telegraph ran in September about Doyle’s contract negotiations, were “without foundation”.

The article claims that the changes would be an attempt to “fend off increasing competition” from Nine breakfast show Today.

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