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Studio 10’s new panellists revealed: Angela Bishop and Denise Scott join breakfast show

Studio 10 has seen plenty of drama in recent months, after two of the show’s panellists quit within days of each other.

Both Jessica Rowe, 47, and Ita Buttrose, 76, waved goodbye to breakfast TV shortly after executive producer Robert McKnight revealed he had been sacked following a ‘breakdown’.

But Network Ten is moving past the controversy by welcoming two new panellists to the Australian talk show.

 

Permanent panellists: Studio 10 revealed the new line-up on Friday, announcing that Angela Bishop and Denise Scott are joining the breakfast series

On Studio 10’s official Instagram page, it was announced that Angela Bishop and Denise Scott will become permanent members of the hosting team. 

Angela, the channel’s showbiz editor, and stand-up comic Denise featured in a promo shot with their fellow presenters Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand and Denise Drysdale.

‘I am so excited to join this amazing team,’ Bishop told the Daily Telegraph.

‘I love the idea of mixing the unpredictability of live television with my entertainment reporting from red carpets and hotel rooms around the world. I can’t wait to start.’

Meanwhile Scott gushed: ‘I’ve always wanted to host a morning television show and now it’s happening at 63. 

‘As I always say kids, hang on to your dreams. If it doesn’t happen in your 20s, it’ll happen in your 60s.’

Studio news: The breakfast show will now be hosted by (left to right) Sarah Harris, Denise Drysdale, Joe Hildebrand and Angela Bishop

Studio news: The breakfast show will now be hosted by (left to right) Sarah Harris, Denise Drysdale, Joe Hildebrand and Angela Bishop

The news comes after entertainment reporter Peter Ford alleged that Studio 10 was ‘imploding’ following the departures of Ita and Jessica.

During an interview with radio hosts Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Brooklyn Ross, he said: ‘This is a show that is just imploding at the moment. Sort of crumbling. I don’t know (if) the network are trying to fix it or even want to fix it.’

'Imploding': The fresh faces were revealed after speculation that the show is in trouble and ratings are taking a nose-dive 

‘Imploding’: The fresh faces were revealed after speculation that the show is in trouble and ratings are taking a nose-dive 

Studio 10 has also been losing out on viewers to rival breakfast shows, Fairfax Media reported this week.

On Tuesday, 63,000 viewers tuned in to watch Studio 10 while 121,000 opted for Nine’s Today Extra and 146,000 TV fans turned on Seven’s The Morning Show instead. 

Food fight friction: Ita Buttrose departed the show amid rumours of tension with Denise Drysdale and a Brussels sprout throwing incident

Food fight friction: Ita Buttrose departed the show amid rumours of tension with Denise Drysdale and a Brussels sprout throwing incident

And tensions had been running high on set with the old line-up. 

Ita, 76, confirmed that Denise Drysdale threw food at her last November in an incident which has been hilariously dubbed ‘brussels sprout-gate’ by fans.

Finally setting the record straight during an interview with KIIS FM’s Celeb HQ hosts Zoe Marshall and John Caldwell on Thursday, Ita revealed the food fight was actually worse than viewers thought. 

Double whammy: Ita and Jessica Rowe (right) quit the show within days of each other

Double whammy: Ita and Jessica Rowe (right) quit the show within days of each other

She said: ‘I don’t really want to talk about Brussels sprout gate, but I will just for once.

‘It was not just one sprout, it was a bowlful. I didn’t throw any sprouts. I was working. This was our Christmas shoot. And I was working.’ 



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