Reality TV star and radio host Abbie Chatfield has announced she's leaving her radio show Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield after a year and a half of hosting the show.
The popular podcaster and judge on The Masked Singer uploaded a candid, three-minute video to her Instagram account, letting fans know that her final show is tonight.
"I’m really happy with my decision and super proud of myself for letting this role go. I simply need to put my energy into projects that bring me joy and that energise me, rather than draining me," Abbie said.
"It’s also time to give someone else a go who would enjoy and appreciate the opportunity more than myself. I have so much on, and daily radio takes up so much time. I simply wasn’t enjoying myself day to day in that environment."
"I still am planning on doing Australian Made every week, just in a slightly different way. I’m so passionate about Australian music that this was the main reason I didn’t quit earlier, so I’m glad I can take it with me," she added.
Abbie's fans took to the comments section to applaud the star for putting herself first, with one person saying: "Excited for this next chapter! Slay for following your happiness & trusting yourself. We love to see it".
However, others were stunned by the announcement and said they'd miss hearing Abbie on the airwaves.
"Miss you already," one person wrote.
Abbie will remain with SCA and concentrate on her podcast, It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield on LiSTNR, which according to a press release attracted more than 220,000 listeners and jumped four places on the All Australian Podcast Ranker in July.
The 28-year-old has had a meteoric rise to fame after appearing on the 2019 season of The Bachelor, undertaking numerous media roles from podcasting to TV and radio hosting, appearing as a host and judge on shows like Love Island's Afterparty, The Masked Singer, and FBoy Island.
Only last month, Abbie admitted she was dealing with burnout after realising she had a "genuine addiction to work".
Speaking from a trip in Thailand, Abbie opened up to her It's A Lot podcast listeners about her experience.
"I've been absolutely depleted and burnt out by the start of this year for a number of reasons. But I've been here for about five days and I think I've realised that my priorities need to shift a bit, to be honest, I've taken on so many jobs and so many roles," she said.
"I'm trying to figure out what I do and don't want to do and I'm trying to not push myself to work way harder than I need to."
Abbie reassured fans her podcast It's A Lot will remain in production with the LiSTNR network.
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