Channel 10 staff members have hit back at network executives after receiving a brutal email explaining Studio 10 had been axed.
Crew members on the breakfast show were left furious by the ’emotionless and cold’ announcement that the last episode would air on December 22.
The email, sent just after 1pm on Tuesday, explained the program was being canned, but offered no words of support or comfort to the team, reported The Daily Telegraph.
According to the publication, a senior Channel 10 staff member said many employees were disgruntled by the lack of empathy and care in the email.
‘Just two weeks ago Studio 10 was celebrating its 10th anniversary on air – now the team isn’t even being thanked for its hard work or successes,’ they said.
Channel 10 staff members have hit back at network executives after receiving a brutal email just after 1pm on Tuesday explaining Studio 10 had been axed. Pictured: host Angela Bishop
They added: ‘For management to blame it on a “change in viewing habits” rather than poor decision making at the top is unfair.’
In the email, Network News Director Martin White said ‘there will be a new morning lineup’ in 2024.
He added there would be ‘an increased focus on news and current affairs throughout the day’, with a 3.30pm news bulletin being added to the timetable.
With it’s last episode to air on December 22, crew members of the breakfast show were left furious by the ’emotionless and cold’ announcement (pictured)
‘We will be welcoming some members from the Studio 10 team into the news team. No news jobs will be impacted because of this change,’ he wrote.
A spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday the last episode of Studio 10 will air on Friday, December 22, after more than a decade on Australian screens.
Hosts Angela Bishop, Narelda Jacobs and Tristan MacManus, as well as special roving reporter Daniel Doody, will remain with the network and be deployed in different roles.
The letter sent out explained the program was being canned, but offered no words of support or comfort to the team, reported The Daily Telegraph just hours later. Pictured: hosts Narelda Jacobs and Tristan MacManus
Bishop and McManus admitted in an emotional Instagram video it had been a ‘tough day’ after being informed about the news at lunchtime on Tuesday.
‘It’s a tough day for the whole Studio 10 family because we have loved bringing you the show for the last 10 years,’ Bishop said.
‘We’re all really proud to be part of it. To finish up, I’m going to pinch a quote, “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened”.’
Meanwhile, another network spokesperson thanked the show’s hosts, past and present, staff and viewers for supporting the program.
Bishop and McManus admitted in an emotional Instagram video it had been a ‘tough day’ after being informed about the news at lunchtime on Tuesday