Fifteen years ago, breakfast television show Sunrise looked nothing like it does today. Not only was it without our favourite faces that we’ve befriended over the years, like Samantha Armytage or Melissa Doyle, but any trace of overt opinion uttered on air was struck down by the overarching television executives. It was for this very reason 15 years ago, that “Kochie” was almost fired from Sunrise.
Look apologies for cutting off Larry a few times but his arguments were just nonsensical. It’s scary he runs a major pro-gun lobby https://t.co/tYX3M2gxfF
— David Koch (@kochie_online) October 3, 2017
In a recent interview with New Idea, Kochie opened up about nearly losing the job he’s now held for more than a decade. He was called “too opinionated” for the then-struggling breakfast show, because God forbid anyone on live television express an opinion that might be relatable and/or spark a conversation. After all, what is breakfast television without opinion?
“At breakfast, you can’t be beige — you’ve got to make people think and laugh,” Koch remarked.