Dumped weatherman Tim Bailey takes a swipe at TV executives one year after he was axed from Channel 10 due to budget cuts
Tim Bailey has taken a dig at television executives almost a year to the day after he was axed from Channel 10 due to budget cuts.
The weatherman, 58, who had worked at the network for almost three decades before being made redundant, shared a photo on Twitter on Wednesday of himself standing near a squadron of pelicans.
Showing he hasn’t lost his sense of humour about his departure, Bailey captioned the post: ‘Hanging out with some TV execs.’
‘Hanging out with TV execs’: Ex-weatherman Tim Bailey has taken a dig at television executives on Twitter almost a year to the day after he was axed from Channel 10 due to budget cuts
He added a crying-with-laughter emoji and two see-no-evil emojis.
Bailey, along with at least 24 other Channel 10 employees including Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerley and journalist Natarsha Belling, was given his marching orders in a brutal afternoon of budget cuts last August.
They all left the network the following month.
Bailey later described the sacking as a deep betrayal that rattled him immensely.
‘A knife through the back and through the heart, it’s the best description of it,’ he told 9Honey.
However, Bailey wasn’t unemployed for long, as he received a call from Ben Fordham who offered him a job at 2GB just half an hour after 10 announced he’d been fired.
Boned: Bailey, along with 24 other Channel 10 employees, was given his marching orders in a brutal afternoon of budget cuts last August. He left the network the following month
Describing his job at 2GB as a ‘second chance’, Bailey told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘Ten letting me go turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.
‘Which is kind of funny when you think about it but also goes to show, if you stay positive, you never know what’s around the corner.’
He left his role at 2GB in July this year, quitting due to an interstate move.
Announcing the news live on air, Bailey said he’d decided to hang up the microphone after relocating from Sydney to the Gold Coast with his wife, Samantha.
‘Thanks for picking the phone up’: Bailey wasn’t unemployed for long, as he got a call from Ben Fordham (left) who offered him a job at 2GB shortly after 10 announced he’d been fired
‘I’m very fortunate, my beautiful and brilliant wife has a very big job in medical technology and she liked the sound of living on the Gold Coast, so she found us a house that is basically the house of our dreams,’ Bailey told Fordham.
‘Benny, I love you, but I love wife, wine, bike and board a little bit more.’
The weatherman went on to thank his colleagues at 2GB, saying he ‘loved every second’ of his time working there.
‘Thank you for picking the phone up, mate, when I was at my lowest. And thank you for picking the phone up today. Good on ya, Benny boy!’ he said.
No more stormy days! Describing his job at 2GB as a ‘second chance’, Bailey said: ‘Ten letting me go turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me in a way’