“I didn’t set out for this job, I never really sort of coveted this job,” she told the Courier Mail.
“I was always happy doing what I was doing.”
Since being given the plum job, media articles have speculated on the behind the scenes machinations at Martin Place.
“Everything that has been written is total bull,” Armytage says.
“It’s a shame for Mel because she is a wonderful woman who has had, and continues to have a wonderful career, and it’s a shame for me because I didn’t do anything wrong, I just got a promotion.
“You would think I did do something wrong with some of the coverage.”
Ironically, some of that speculation has been led by News Corp papers, which publishes her retort today.
Armytage’s first week as permanent co-host has been strong, with as high as 407,000 viewers on Tuesday.
Seven is yet to announce her permanent replacement on Weekend Sunrise.