Kerri-Anne Kennerley joins the Seven Network, including Dancing With The Stars
No doubt Australian morning show host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been enjoying sleeping-in since her long-running show was given the axe from Channel Nine late last year.
But now the bubbly TV presenter is back with a new timeslot, a new show and importantly, a new network.
The host of Kerri-Anne (formerly Mornings with Kerri-Anne) for almost a decade, Kennerley has joined rival Channel Seven, after she was famously replaced by Sonia Kruger.
In what is a big coup for Channel Seven, she will front a new primetime project later in the year, but the details remain sketchy. In media interviews, she said however that it wouldn't be an interview show.
It's also been announced that she will be the first contestant on a new series of ratings juggernaut, Dancing With The Stars.
A statement, issued yesterday morning, said Kennerley would also feature across some of the network’s established shows.
“Kerri-Anne is of one of TV’s most enduring and well-loved presenters. She will bring a ton of energy and fun to the network…” Seven’s head of production, Brad Lyons, said in a statement.
Born in Queensland, Kennerley made her first television appearance as a young teen hosting a local Nine children's program. After appearing in such shows as The Restless Years and hosting Good Morning Australia and Midday, she landed the Kerri-Anne morning show in 2002 after a short stint at Channel Ten.
The former cabaret singer was nominated three times in the late-'90s for a Gold Logie, however she lost out to Blue Heelers actress Lisa McCune each time.