Kerri-Anne Kennerley's shocking response to Channel 10 axing

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Natarsha Belling and Tim Bailey have all reportedly been axed from Channel 10 in a shocking network restructure.

Entertainment reporter Peter Ford revealed in a tweet that he has spoken to the 66-year-old TV host, who, surprisingly, was very accepting of the news.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley on Studio 10
Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been axed from Channel 10. Photo: Channel 10

“Just spoke to KAK on the golf course. She’s sad for others but totally accepts the brutal realities of the industry and will finish in a few weeks. Was told face to face this morning. No anger and no bitchy quotes,” he tweeted.

The host has stirred up plenty of controversy during her time on the show, often dividing viewers with shock comments and political statements.

Last year, she famously clashed with Yumi Stynes over Australia Day protesters and called out journalist Antoinette Lattouf for wearing a short jumpsuit during her appearance on the show.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter
Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Natarsha Belling on Studio 10
Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Natarsha Belling have reportedly been shown the door. Photo: Instagram

In June, the TV host said that she just “can’t resist” causing a stir with controversial comments.

During an interview on Sky News' The Death of the Aussie Larrikin?, which dives into whether political correctness has killed comedy, the presenter was asked if she ever takes a step back before speaking her mind.

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"They really pray I do. They really go, 'Now, you know, maybe, we don't want you to pull back, but you know, maybe' and I go, 'Oh what the, so fire me!'"

Kerri-Anne Kennerley on Studio 10
The 66-year-old said she was told face-to-face. Photo: Instagram

"If I'm on Studio 10 and I'm having a cheeky day, and something like [political correctness] comes up, I can't resist it," she said.

Channel Ten makes cuts

Kerri-Anne is amongst a group of presenters, journalists and staff to be axed from Channel 10 in a restructure at the network.

At least 20 jobs will be affected by the cuts, however The Project, which is hosted by Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly, Tommy Little, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar, is not in the firing line.

In a statement, Channel 10 confirmed the restructure changes, saying a “redundancy program has commenced in Network 10's News and Operations department.”

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