Former Sunrise host David 'Kochie' Koch set to make unexpected career move

Viewers will no doubt love to see Kochie doing this!

Former Sunrise host David 'Kochie' Koch, 67, is set to make an unexpected career move eight months after leaving the Channel Seven breakfast show.

Woman's Day claims the presenter has signed up for the next season of Dancing With The Stars.

Former Sunrise host David 'Kochie' Koch
Former Sunrise host David 'Kochie' Koch is reportedly set to make a very unexpected career move this year. Photo: Seven

"Koch is one big name the network is trying to keep quiet. We almost locked in Kochie last year," an insider source reportedly told the publication. "He was signed up and ready to go but his exit from Sunrise threw a few spanners in the works. He said, 'can we hold off a year?'"

Kochie seems to have had a schedule clash that stopped him from taking part in the competition last year.


It's believed Kochie could be a huge drawcard for viewers, who would be keen to see his dance moves.

Kochie writing a memoir

Rumour has it Kochie is also set to release a memoir that will share stories from his 21 years on Sunrise, New Idea reports.

The publication reports publishers have been fighting over the book, with an offer of $1 million already on the table.

"This will no doubt turn into a fierce bidding war among the country's top publishers – chequebooks will be open for whatever advance he asks for," the source shared last June.

What is Kochie doing after leaving Sunrise?

Kochie's last day on Sunrise
Kochie left Sunrise last year after 21 years on the show. Photo: Seven

Kochie started several new projects after leaving Sunrise, including a finance newsletter and becoming a shareholder and advisor for Australian sugar-free drink brand Nexba.

He previously shared in a statement via Channel Seven that he's keen to shake up his routine.

“It's time for me to work business hours, and for [his wife] Libby and I to have a bit more flexibility to enjoy our burgeoning family, to travel and focus on our family business interests in Pinstripe Media and the Ausbiz business channel,” he said.


“As everyone knows, I'm a finance nerd so you'll still see me pop up every so often on RBA board meeting days or covering other big financial news, but as a guest rather than host.

“Coming up to 20 consecutive years as Australia's most-watched breakfast show is a nice moment to exit stage left with an enormous sense of pride and gratitude. Thank you for the privilege.”

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