Channel 10’s Narelda Jacobs has officially announced she’s taking an extended break from her on-air duties until the new year.
The 47-year-old said she be taking leave from the network, including her role as Studio 10 co-host and presenter of the network’s 10 News First: Midday.
She’ll also be taking leave from her role on NITV’s The Point.
Narelda said the break, which begins Tuesday, would be her first extended holiday since she began at the network more than twenty years ago.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Narelda posted a short video of her self walking to work while announcing her long-service leave.
Long-standing Channel 10 star Narelda Jacobs (pictured) is set to disappear from TV screens from Tuesday until the new year
She told fans and followers that she will be back on the air next Wednesday for Studio 10’s special 10th anniversary show.
‘I’ve been working towards this moment of having some long service leave,’ she said on Tuesday morning reported TV Tonight.
‘I’ve been at the network for 23 years, taking days off here and there. I’m going to take a huge chunk.
‘I’m not disappearing. I’m going to be popping up every now and then, coming back next Wednesday for our 10th anniversary show.
The 47-year-old said she be taking leave from the network, including her role as Studio 10 co-host and presenter of the network’s 10 News First: Midday. Pictured: Narelda announcing her long-service leave break to fans on her social on Tuesday
She told fans and followers that she will be back on the air next Wednesday for Studio 10’s special 10th anniversary show Pictured: Narelda Jacobs and partner Karina Natt in Sydney last week for the premiere of Faraway Downs
‘But yeah, having a bit of a break. So I’ll be back on Studio 10 and Midday (news) next year.’
Narelda, who is currently dating political staffer Karina Natt, did not divulge any details of how she intends to spend her time off.
The proud Indigenous woman was previously in a long-term relationship with filmmaker Stevie Cruz-Martin.
She debuted her romance with Karina in an Instagram post in March, sharing a photo of the two women kissing during Sydney World Pride celebrations.
Jacobs told The Australian in 2021 she was brought up being told it was wrong to be gay and she would go to hell for her sexuality.
She also said she wanted her daughter Jade Dolman to have a more tolerant and accepting childhood than the one she had.
Narelda debuted her romance with Karina in an Instagram post in March. Pictured: The loved-up couple at the Mamma Mia! The Musical premiere in Sydney