She was infamously ‘boned’ from the Nine Network in 2006.
But more than a decade on, Jessica Rowe may have herself been behind the dumping of a powerful media figure.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Sunday the 46-year-old and her Studio 10 co-star Denise Drysdale complained about their morning show’s executive producer, Rob McKnight, before he was axed by Channel Ten last week.
Report: The Daily Telegraph alleges Studio 10 stars Jessica Rowe and Denise Drysdale complained about the show’s executive producer, Rob McKnight, before he was axed by Channel Ten last week
According to the report, Rob was instrumental in launching Studio 10 four years ago, which has ‘reinvigorated’ the embattled network.
However, the producer has allegedly ‘struggled professionally’ since the show extended it’s running time back in July.
Whereas Studio 10 used to run for two and a half hours every weekday morning, it now stretches on for a whopping three and a half hours, from 8.30am until midday.
Gone: According to the report, Rob was instrumental in launching Studio 10 four years ago, which has ‘reinvigorated’ the embattled network- but has ‘struggled professionally’ over the past few months
An insider claims that a rogue brussel sprout was the catalyst behind the firing- after Denise reportedly hurled the leafy green vegetable at iconic co-star Ita Buttrose during filming for a recent Christmas segment.
While Denise thought it was all in good fun, the incident ‘inflamed already simmering tensions on set’.
Far out, brussel sprout! It’s alleged the hurling of a leafy green vegetable during filming for a recent Christmas segment caused stern words on the set
Denise and Rob allegedly had a tense conversation about her action, leading to her and Jessica approaching network bosses to complain. Executive producer Rob was axed from Ten shortly after.
The Telegraph states ‘the panel of Studio 10 has been split’ over Rob’s departure.
Did they complain? Co-stars Denise and Jessica are said to have approached network bosses over Rob
‘Sympathetic’: Ita, Sarah Harris and Joe Hilderbrand are said to be ‘sympathetic’ to the recently-dumped producer.
Ita, Sarah Harris and Joe Hilderbrand are said to be ‘sympathetic’ to the recently-dumped producer. Jessica and Denise are on the other side.
Ironically, the latter stars owe their career revivals to Rob after returning to the national spotlight courtesy of Studio 10.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Network Ten for comment.
Claims: Daily Mail Australia has contacted Network Ten for comment (pictured: Studio 10 co-host Sarah Harris)