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Hamish Blake has shared an emotional post after announcing his shock radio exit.

Hamish and Andy are an iconic Australian duo. Perhaps on the same level as Kath and Kim, Rhonda and Ketut, and maybe even a sausage in bread from Bunnings.

But to the dismay of their devoted fans, the radio co-hosts and comedians have announced they will exit radio in 2017.

Missed the announcement? Catch up here: Hamish and Andy quit radio.

The announcement comes after the two finished their week of touring regional Australia with their band – Cool Boys and the Front Man.

Since the shocking news, Hamish has taken to Instagram to express his deep thanks to fans who not only travelled around the nation with him, but listen every day to the show on Fox FM.

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Of course, fans have gone into deep mourning with one writing, “Thats [sic] a whole year to reconsider and change your mind”.

Others have taken a more thankful approach to it,”[W]herever you go, whatever you do, every success and happiness to you and Andy. Thanks for the laugh out loud belly laughs, thanks for the memories, thanks for the bobble heads. Always loved your crazy arse humour. Cheers!”

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Hamish said this was the right time for the two to take a step back from radio.

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“For whatever reason there’s so much speculation about whether we’re leaving radio. This has been the first time we’ve known for sure what we want to do. So we wanted to let our listeners know so they can come on the ride together and it can be a really fun celebratory year and we can go out with a bang,” the 34-year-old said.

“In terms of going out on a high it feels right. We’ve never loved doing radio as much as we love doing it now. That’s a perfect time to end — we’re not ending tomorrow, we’ve still got another full year, we can really savour it.”

The two are understood to be making a move to TV with a Channel 9 series that will begin filming in February of next year.

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