Denise Drysdale was asked on radio today if she would miss Ita Buttrose on Studio 10, but admitted “No.”
“I’ve got a big bag of Brussel Sprouts (sic) and nothing to do with them,” she joked.
Speaking to Grant Denyer at HIT FM’s Em, Grant and Ed, the TV veteran was asked about yesterday’s awkward episode.
“The show as we know it is not the same anymore,” she said referring to Jessica Rowe and Ita Buttrose leaving.
“It’s a different show. You’ve got 2 totally different people who have gone, all adding to the difference to the show.
“But I’m sure we’ll pick up, announcing a new member. I don’t know when that’s being done but I know her and I think she’s fabulous and very funny, so that’s all I can say about that. It’s head down, bum up, as usual.”
Asked about her silence when Ita Buttrose was departing, she attributed it to ANZAC Day and a segment on famous war movies.
“Having been to Vietnam and having a close association with the Vietnam vets, that feeling gets stronger every year.”
Referring to young Diggers she added, “It really gets me, and I think as you get older you get more emotional about it.”
On Tuesday TV Tonight exclusively announced Buttrose’s exit and tipped Denise Scott to join the morning show.