The Chaser comedian to host Breakfast on ABC Radio Sydney in 2024

The Chaser comedian Craig Reucassel will take over the feted Breakfast slot on ABC Radio Sydney in 2024, with current host James Valentine moving to Afternoons.

Reucassel recently filled in for Richard Glover on Drive at ABC Radio Sydney.

“I’m honoured to be joining ABC Radio Sydney as the station celebrates its centenary,” Reucassel said.

“I’ve got some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of some incredible broadcasters including James.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the audience over Breakfast and my morning coffee (from a reusable coffee cup of course). The bit about being excited to wake up at 3am was a lie though.”

​Valentine is returning to the Afternoon slot he held prior to his two-year Breakfast slot, saying the return to his former role “felt like coming home”.

“I’m delighted to be returning to my afternoon timeslot and reuniting with my afternoon listeners. It’s been an incredible privilege leading Breakfast these past two years and I wish Craig all the best with the early starts.”

Manager of ABC Radio Sydney, Steve Ahern said: “The audience responded very well to Craig’s recent stint filling in for Richard Glover. We know they will enjoy spending time with him at breakfast next year.

“Craig is one of the ABC’s most versatile talents, able to ask the hard questions and still have a laugh about the quirky and the unusual things going on around the city.

“Our afternoon audience will enjoy the return of James Valentine to the timeslot. They have missed his laconic sense of humour in the afternoon hours. The audience for his style of afternoon radio is strong, in his last full survey two years ago, James scored a 10% audience share in that timeslot.”



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