Eddie McGuire has announced his resignation from Triple M radio, stepping down from the gig after 11 years.
McGuire and co-host Luke Darcy will both quit the popular ‘Hot Breakfast’ show at the end of the month.
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The Collingwood chairman said it has been an “honour and privilege” but it was “time to move on.”
“I joined Triple M 32 years ago as a young journo and this year has been a year like no other for all of us,” McGuire told the Herald Sun about his decision.
“We found ourselves able to broadcast six hours a day and on weekends when COVID-19 hit.
“It has also been a true honour and pleasure for us to be with Melbourne every step of the way and the most important year in our show’s history.
“Without listeners radio is nothing.”
According to the Herald Sun, McGuire had always planned to quit the show when his sons finished school.
“Eddie has brought a unique insight into our city every day and side by side with Luke Darcy, Mick Molloy and Wil Anderson, they created one of the great breakfast shows of all time,” Triple M’s Head of Content Mike Fitzpatrick said.
“It’s been a pleasure and a highlight to work with this show and the incredibly talented people, both on and off air, who’ve made it.”
Former AFL player Darcy said: “The last 11 years has been the most enjoyable experience you could imagine.”
Fans of the show were left gutted by the news on social media.
Amazing radio run by Eddie, Luke, Rosie and all their friends including Mick & Wil over 11 years on @mmmhotbreakfast! Well done!
— Dave Hughes (@DHughesy) November 10, 2020
Noooooooooo!!!!!!!! I’m gutted. Eleven years of listening to you every morning. What will I do?? Rosie, you definitely need your own show! You will all be sorely missed guys. Thank you for all the news, footy gossip, laughs and more. Big hug to you all xo
— Sarah Paulin (@SarahLouisePau1) November 10, 2020
Well this is just horrible news to wake up to. Thanks for such an amazing show over the past 11 years, huge huge thanks for my wonderful holiday with you guys in Hawaii, strange to think that was the last one. Best of luck to you all, hope Rosie gets her own show ❤️
— Christina Ongarello (@tinaonga) November 10, 2020
I'm not crying it's hayfever ok
— James Beardedfridgy Sharpe (@beardedfridgy) November 10, 2020
Thanks for giving us something to listen to in the mornings! Excellent effort over 11 years.
— Jack Perkins (@jack_perkins) November 10, 2020
You will be sorely missed. How will I get a balanced news source now about all the things i care about. Thanks for the memories
— Sarah Franklyn (@murphyb) November 10, 2020
Excuse me, this is not allowed to happen. You guys have kept me sane most mornings on my drives and during my morning runs.
Thanks for being amazing guys and I hope your next stage is as good, if not better from here 👍🙂
— Short Bloke Josh! (@ShortBlokeJosh) November 10, 2020
Collingwood keen to move Adam Treloar
Meanwhile, star midfielder Adam Treloar has met with the Western Bulldogs as he moves closer towards an increasingly likely exit from Collingwood before Thursday’s AFL trade deadline.
Treloar, who has five years left on a bumper contract, is resigned to leaving the Magpies as they look to ease salary cap pressure.
The 27-year-old has had serious hamstring issues in the past and is believed to have been set to undergo a medical assessment with the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
He could soon be headed to Whitten Oval on a permanent basis.
Collingwood would likely have to play a portion of Treloar’s salary - which is reportedly in the region of $900,000 a year - to get the deal done and free up space in their cap.
Treloar’s fiancee, Kim Ravaillion, will play the Super Netball season with the Queensland Firebirds next season.
But Treloar wants to play football in Melbourne at a club capable of achieving premiership success.
Few Victorian clubs have expressed serious interest in trading for him, largely due to his hefty price tag.
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