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Andrew O’Keefe eyes return to television in late night talk show

He abruptly quit Weekend Sunrise last December after 12 years on the show.

But Andrew O’Keefe isn’t betting on being absent from screens for long, revealing plans to return to TV with a new project.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, the 46-year-old detailed how he was working on ‘four or five’ different ideas for a late night role on Channel Seven.

‘There is an occupiable space after 10pm’: Andrew O’Keefe eyes return to television in late night talk show role after he abruptly quit Weekend Sunrise last year

 Andrew said he was interested in appearing on a late night variety or talk show TV series.

‘I still believe that there is an occupiable space after 10pm and that is what I keep pitching,’ he told the publication.

The popular personality also confirmed he was putting forward some ideas of his own, while Seven were also pitching projects for him.

Surprise exit: Last December, Andrew revealed he would not be returning to Weekend Sunrise in 2018 after more than a decade on the show.

Surprise exit: Last December, Andrew revealed he would not be returning to Weekend Sunrise in 2018 after more than a decade on the show.

‘I know they are interested in occupying a bit of that (late night) space and they have at least about four or five different ideas, so we have piloted a couple of things and I am bringing them a couple of things,’ Andrew said.

Last December, Andrew revealed he would not be returning to Weekend Sunrise in 2018 after more than a decade on the show.

In a statement, Andrew said he was leaving the Channel Seven breakfast show to spend time with his three children.

 ‘As much as I love my Weekend Sunrise family to bits, I think it’s time to give the weekends back to my real family,’ he said in an official statement. 

'There are many overdue camping trips': In a statement, Andrew said he was leaving the Channel Seven breakfast show to spend time with his three children

‘There are many overdue camping trips’: In a statement, Andrew said he was leaving the Channel Seven breakfast show to spend time with his three children

 ‘There are many overdue camping trips and too many unseen soccer matches to catch up on.

‘So, to all the beautiful people with whom it’s been my profound pleasure to work, and to all the viewers who’ve been our friends for so long, thank you and adios.’

In January, Andrew rubbished speculation there had been ‘tensions’ at Channel Seven prior to his departure from Weekend Sunrise.

‘As sad as it was, because I loved my team at Weekend Sunrise, I want to do something new,’ he told The Daily Telegraph. 

Denied rumours: In January, Andrew rubbished speculation there had been 'tensions' at Channel Seven prior to his departure from Weekend Sunrise 

Denied rumours: In January, Andrew rubbished speculation there had been ‘tensions’ at Channel Seven prior to his departure from Weekend Sunrise 



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