Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr will now host the Seven show 2 days a week, after Sam Armytage requested a reduced workload.
Seven’s news boss Craig McPherson told the Sunday Telegraph, “Sam’s doing a great job. We’re happy. The ensemble is doing fantastically. There is no suggestion we want her anywhere but here.”
Armytage, who recently returned after 5 weeks recovery for a respiratory infection, will also forfeit one-fifth of her salary. This follows Seven staff asked to take a 20% salary cut, but which expires on June 30.
Nat Barr will host with David Koch on Mondays, and with Armytage on Fridays, with a pay boost as a result.
Yesterday Armytage upstaged the news by announcing her engagement to partner Richard Lavender.
“What a year…” she wrote in the Instagram caption, adding several emojis including a ring, heart and a dog.