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Long Running Sunrise Host Quits Show

After 12 years as co-host, Andrew O'Keefe is leaving his post at Weekend Sunrise. 

The TV personality quit to pursue 'other projects' while also continuing in his role on The Chase Australia. 

"Weekend Sunrise has been a great springboard for some very talented people. I've had Lisa Wilkinson, Kylie Gillies and Samantha Armytage all co-hosting with me, they've all gone on to bigger and better things, I'm the only loser who hasn't," he joked when confirming the news. 

"The ideal job is doing work you love with people you love.

"And for 12 years it's been my great pleasure to work on one of the most lively and thoughtful shows on commercial television with some of the warmest, funniest, most committed people I know. Weekend Sunrise has truly been a family, though without the inheritance squabbles or TV-remote blame.

"Mon, Simon, Sally and the whole team behind the camera are beautiful friends.

"But as much as I love my WS family to bits, I think it's time to give the weekends back to my real family.

"There are many overdue camping trips and too many unseen soccer matches to catch up on.

"So, to all the beautiful people with whom it's been my profound pleasure to work, and to all the viewers who've been our friends for so long, thank you and adios. See you at the much more civilised hour of 5pm."

The new host is yet to be announced. 

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