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Ex-Channel 10 weatherman Tim Bailey has taken a savage swipe at TV executives just over a year after he was brutally axed by the network in a mass redundancy spree.
The 58-year-old tweeted a photo of himself grinning on a beach with a flock of pelicans in the background, with the pointed caption: "Hanging out with some TV Execs."
He added a crying-laughing emoji and two cheeky monkey emojis to his caption for good measure.
Tim's followers seemed to get the joke, with one tweeting, "Bunch of pelicans," in reply.
"Boy I miss you telling us the weather," added another fan.
Tim was a mainstay at Channel 10, presenting his iconic 'Daily Bailey Weather Wall' report with his signature enthusiasm and flair for almost 30 years.
In August 2020, he was made redundant amid a huge network restructure that saw 10 News First bulletins centralised to Sydney and Melbourne as well as a move to a national weekday weather model.
Amid flailing ratings, Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerley and newsreader Natarsha Belling were also let go during the shake-up.
The shock axing was a blow for Tim, who took to Twitter just days after the news to reveal he was blindsided.
"Well, that was a week I didn’t see coming. Thanks for helping me through it. Big thanks," he wrote.
Almost immediately after his sacking, 2GB radio presenter Ben Fordham reached out to Tim with a job offer which he accepted.
Tim presented the weather on the show from September up until July this year when he left to move to the Gold Coast with his wife, who was starting a new role there.
"It was brutal and I was very, very sad," Tim opened up about his sacking on 2GB. "A knife through the back and through the heart, it’s the best description of it."
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