Aly, who has been a semi-regular co-host, has resigned from his duties on ABC’s Radio National, and recently lost his Big Ideas TV show with the broadcaster.
Meanwhile over at TEN, producer Rove McManus is about to conclude his four month stint alongside Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.
Having used guest co-hosts since the departure of Charlie Pickering, producers have been mulling a permanent replacement for some time.
Aly is much-admired within TEN as a smart and quick operator without being too smug, but there has been some consideration as to whether he carries broad appeal.
With a pregnant Carrie Bickmore due to take time out next year, having familiar faces would be a boon and the universe appears to be aligning in his favour.
Bring it on.