Barrie Cassidy bows out from his final Insiders today, after a stellar 18 year run on the ABC.
“Thank you to everybody… producers, crew and the panel who made Insiders such a success,” he said.
“And to you the audience. You grew by 19% in the last 2 years, 12% in the last 6 months to more than 600,000 viewers -and that’s not bad for a Sunday morning.
“For that I’ll be forever grateful. Thanks for watching.”
Cassidy has indicated the AFP raid on journalism is high on the agenda for his final programme.
After a well-deserved break he will “reboot” with ABC later in the year.
Insiders hosting will be shared by Fran Kelly and Annabel Crabb for the remainder of 2019 with David Speers to take the chair in 2020.
9am Sunday on ABC.