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Hughesy & Kate axed a week early

Monday 27 November, 2017

Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek, along with Meshel Laurie and Matt Tilley, have been cut early from KIIS FM. 

Both teams had been expected to finish their respective shows with the network on December 8. 

Media outlets are reporting the HIT network-bound Hughesy & Kate were contacted by management on Friday to inform them they needn't return on Monday. 

Hughes posted an image of the whole Drive crew to Instagram, saying in the caption: 

'Call has come thru that this bunch of legends just had their last Drive shift ARN. We've loved working with so many great people there and are pumped to start with in 2018!'

The pair gave no farewell or sign-off during Friday's shift, perhaps indicating they were unaware of the decision to end the show early. 

Laurie also took to social media:

'So it turns out today was our last day on kiis fm in Melbourne. It's been a deeply weird two years, but our immediate team was so brilliant, they really made the daily grind survivable.

'Whippy, Brad, Whitney, Kieran and Matty boy - tight group who always had each other's backs, but I think all of us are pretty excited to embark on our new lives. As John Farnham would say, "That's freedom!!"  Can you tell I'm stoked?​"

KIIS will replace Hughesy and Kate in the 2018 drivetime slot with Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw, who currently present the breakfast show on SCA's Perth station Hit92.9. 


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27 November 2017 - 10:08am
ARN has made the right decision. Hugesy n Kate were the wrong team for their network , in my view.
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