Former Home and Away star Christie Hayes has a shiny new job.

Former Home and Away star and mum-of-two Christie Hayes has landed her first gig in radio, joining Illawarra’s i98FM as part of the Marty, Christie and Crammy Show.

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.

“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.


i98FM Content Director Tony Aldridge said Hayes was an obvious choice because she knows the region so well.

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“I am so thrilled that we have signed Christie Hayes. Not only is she is Illawara girl, but already has an affinity with our audience through her seven years on Home and Away. Christie is fun, bubbly, full of life and wow…she can talk! We are so excited to showcase such fresh radio talent in Christie and welcome her to the i98 family,” he said.

Appearing on radio this morning to talk about the news, Hayes said she is “pumped” to be joining the team.

Writing on Instagram, she added she “couldn’t be more thrilled”.

“It’s my first time doing radio coming from Film and Television and in the words of Big Kev- “I’m excited,” she wrote.

The Marty, Christie and Crammy Show will premiere on  Monday the 16th of January at 6am.

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