Andrew O’Keefe has announced that he’s leaving Weekend Sunrise, after 12 years.
The 46-year-old co-host of the show made the shock announcement on Friday.
Andrew revealed that he’s leaving the gig to spend time with his family, including his three children.
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‘It’s time to give the weekends back to my real family’: Andrew O’Keefe announces he’s leaving Weekend Sunrise after 12 years
‘As much as I love my Weekend Sunrise family to bits, I think it’s time to give the weekends back to my real family,’ Andrew said in part of a statement.
‘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.’
Andrew will still be hosting Seven’s quiz show, The Chase Australia, and added: ‘See you at the much more civilized house of 5pm.’
In the statement, Andrew also said he loved working alongside his colleagues and called them family ‘without the inheritance squabbles or TV-remote blame.’
Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell meanwhile said Andrew will always be ‘family.’