In a statement released this morning, the station said Hayes’ candour and willingness to be transparent about her life through her writing means she will be a perfect fit for the station and the role.
Of the appointment, fellow colleague Marty Haynes said he was confident listeners would connect with the former actress.
SO excited to announce that I’ll be hitting the waves (air waves) and joining the Radio!!????Doing the Breakfast Show at i98fm with these legends and couldn’t be more thrilled! Tune in from Jan 16th-6am to 10am to hear our show live on air. You can live stream our show if you aren’t close by. It’s my first time doing radio coming from Film and Television and in the words of Big Kev- “Im excited!” Xxx @i98fm @marty_haynes @insta_cram #MartyChristieCrammy
“Our listeners are going to love Christie. She’s the mother of two young boys, is real, down to earth and a little bit cheeky. I can’t wait to begin working with her,” he said.
Hayes spent seven years playing Kirsty Sutherland on the soap, growing to become one of the most recognisable faces on the show. After leaving her role in 2009 she gave birth to two sons, two-year-old Hendrix and one-year-old Harley.