TAKING A BITE AT BREAKFAST
Weapons in the breakfast TV battle don’t come much cuter than labrador puppy, Banjo.
The mischievous mutt is poised to make his Sunrise debut tomorrow, with doting owner, Samantha Armytage - back in the breakfast TV battle with Nine’s Today for 2017.
The embattled TV presenter, who returned from “pup-ternity leave” this week, endured a run of horror headlines late last year, but has found comfort in the arms of her camera-ready companion.
While Armytage’s fur baby has proved a welcome distraction from the ugliness that has become the breakfast TV game at times, the personal attacks against her continue.
A series of magazine articles speculating Seven is considering a personnel change on Sunrise, after Today made ground on their rivals last year, have been angrily denied by Armytage and even more so by her co-host David Koch, who attacked the gossips this week as “stupid people.”
Executive producer Michael Pell supports their right to bite back, telling SwitchedOn: “I give them the freedom to express themselves as they want and what they were responding to was complete fiction.”
SUNRISE, SEVEN, MONDAYFRIDAY, 6AM