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Jess Eva’s surprise replacement after her breakfast show was axed with just a day’s notice

Comedian Mick Molloy joins Mark ‘MG’ Geyer on Triple M’s new breakfast show in 2023: Mick and MG in the Morning after The MG, Jess and Pagey show was axed with just one day’s notice.

Jess Eva announced on Thursday that her show will not continue next year and Friday will be the ‘last show’, while Chris Page already announced his exit from the breakfast show back in October.

Former Network 10 news anchor Natarsha Belling will also join the new team as a news anchor.

Comedian Mick Molloy to join Mark 'MG' Geyer on Triple M's new breakfast show in 2023: Mick and MG in the Morning after The MG, Jess and Pagey show was axed with just one day's notice

Comedian Mick Molloy to join Mark ‘MG’ Geyer on Triple M’s new breakfast show in 2023: Mick and MG in the Morning after The MG, Jess and Pagey show was axed with just one day’s notice

“Mick and MG in the Morning will bring Triple M listeners a fresh new breakfast offering, but also Molloy’s familiar voice and his legendary radio delights,” Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) said in a statement released on Friday.

‘Well-known and respected news anchor Natarsha Belling will join the show as a news anchor and will tease the best of them to keep the boys on their toes.’

Meanwhile, Molloy said: ‘I’m excited to return to my spiritual home at Triple M and look forward to joining it in the Sydney breakfast radio scene.

Molloy said: 'I'm excited to return to my spiritual home at Triple M and look forward to joining it in the Sydney breakfast radio scene'

Molloy said: ‘I’m excited to return to my spiritual home at Triple M and look forward to joining it in the Sydney breakfast radio scene’

‘After a year away from the airwaves I wanted a new challenge and Sydney is the perfect opportunity. I’m also looking forward to working with MG and swapping stories.’

“And if that doesn’t work out, I’ll throw my hat in the ring on The Project. I hear there’s an opening,” he joked about the Channel 10 news show’s mass exodus.

MG said in the statement that he is excited to work with Molloy in the new year.

‘I can’t wait to work with Micky, who I consider radio royalty. One of us owns a pub, the other owns a gym. The “cross-over” activities after work will be a hoot!’ he said.

Jess Eva announced on Thursday that her show will not continue next year and Friday will be the 'last show', while Chris Page already announced his exit from the breakfast show back in October

Jess Eva announced on Thursday that her show will not continue next year and Friday will be the ‘last show’, while Chris Page already announced his exit from the breakfast show back in October

'If you can roll in here for a breakfast show and you pick up a couple of soul mates and then you roll out again and you've got a wine, how good is living?'  Jess told listeners Thursday

“If you can roll in here for a breakfast show, and you pick up a couple of soul mates, and then you roll out again, and you’ve got a wine, how well does that live?” Jess told listeners Thursday

Molloy has spent three decades with SCA and the last 11 years with Triple M radio, appearing on the commentary team.

He also hosts Channel Seven’s The Front Bar.

The announcement comes after former Block star Jess announced the news of her retirement on Friday.

She clarified that she and MG will not be unemployed and are still part of the ‘Triple M family’.

“Tomorrow is going to be about reflection,” MG told listeners. ‘Tomorrow will be about the year we’ve had together.’

Pagey already announced her exit from the breakfast show back in October to pursue other opportunities outside of radio

Pagey already announced her exit from the breakfast show back in October to pursue other opportunities outside of radio

An emotional Jess then turned to MG and co-host Cat Lynch, who has been filling in since Pagey left.

‘I just love you. At the end of the day … If you can roll in here for a breakfast show and you pick up a couple of soul mates and then you roll out again and have a wine, how good is that living?’

The distraught fans left comments on the Triple M Instagram account about the emptying, with most expressing their shock at the news.

‘No,’ one commented, while another wrote: ‘Wtf no way!’

In October, Pagey surprised listeners by announcing that he would be leaving the station at the end of the year.

1669250951 306 Former Block star Jess Evas Triple M breakfast show AXED

“What the hell?” Distraught fans left comments on the Triple M Instagram account about the robbery, with most expressing their shock at the news

On their Triple M show, the host said it was time for something different after more than a decade on the network.

“Sometimes you can do the same thing for too long,” he began.

He joked that his next role won’t require him to get up at 8 a.m. every day.

An emotional Pagey said he had formed close bonds with his colleagues at Triple M which would last a lifetime.

‘I love this radio station and all the people who work here. It’s a family, he said.

Back in April, it was revealed that former Triple M star Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney had settled the $1 million breach of contract claim he brought against the radio network late last year.

It was still listed for directions on May 11, but sources confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the matter had been resolved. The terms of the settlement are unknown.

The court heard in February that Mooney had feared Southern Cross would ‘smear’ him with unsubstantiated allegations as it tried to justify his sudden dismissal.

Mooney demanded more than $1 million over his unceremonious departure from his Moonman on the Morning radio show in November.

Back in April, it was revealed that former Triple M star Lawrence 'Moonman' Mooney (pictured) had settled the $1 million breach of contract claim he brought against the radio network late last year

Back in April, it was revealed that former Triple M star Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney (pictured) had settled the $1 million breach of contract claim he brought against the radio network late last year

Employment specialist John Laxon, for Mooney, had described the case as a “very straightforward breach of contract claim” before it was settled.

When the case went to court in February, both sides had agreed to go to mediation, but Mr Laxon said Southern Cross Austereo had been 44 days late in filing a defence.

Mooney was dumped from his morning radio gig on November 12, 2021 and sued Southern Cross Austereo for more than $1 million in unpaid wages.

Mooney’s exit came two weeks after he suddenly disappeared from the air amid rumors of a major row with co-host Eva, who appeared on the 2018 season of The Block.

Mick and MG in the Morning will be broadcast next year 6am to 9am weekdays, from Monday 16 January.

Mooney (right) reportedly had a row with co-host Jess Eva (left) before he was sacked by Triple M

Mooney (right) reportedly had a row with co-host Jess Eva (left) before he was sacked by Triple M