Samantha Armytage makes another surprise TV announcement: 'Can't wait'

Fresh off sharing the news that she would be joining the upcoming season of Farmer Wants a Wife, former Sunrise host Samantha Armytage has revealed another new TV gig.

Taking to Instagram to share her excitement, the TV star said she is joining the horse racing team at Channel Seven, where she will report from marquee events during racing season.

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Sam Armytage will join Channel 7's horse racing team. Photo: Channel 7

"Thrilled to be heading back to TV & back to Channel 7 next year," she wrote.

"Helping out on @farmeraustralia (b/c I found my fabulous farmer!) and joining the incredible team @7horseracing for marquee events.. giddy up & can’t wait."


Sam, who now lives in the country with her husband, Richard Lavender, sent shockwaves through the industry when she quit her role on Sunrise last year.

Having since embraced the farm life in the Southern Highlands, Sam will feature as a special guest on Farmer Wants a Wife's 2022 season, alongside host Natalie Gruzlewski.

She moved to the Southern Highlands with her husband, Richard Lavendar. Photo: Instagram/Samantha Armytage
She moved to the Southern Highlands with her husband, Richard Lavendar. Photo: Instagram/Samantha Armytage

In a statement Channel Seven said Sam will “help the farmers and ladies on their road to finding real love”, where she will introduce each farmer to a new lady based on her own expertise and experience.

"I've always been a huge fan of the show and of country people, and I know first-hand that falling in love with a farmer is just about the most wonderful thing you can do," Sam said.

After she left her breakfast television role, it didn't take long for Sam to admit that she didn't think she was done with TV just yet but if she were to take up a new role on air, it wouldn't be at the same pace as Sunrise, as she doesn't think that way of life brought her 'much happiness'.

"I wasn’t happy at all with the level of attention that I got through that and so I reset it," she said.

Since her departure from the morning breakfast show, Samantha has been working on her podcast, Something To Talk About, for Stellar magazine.

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