Channel 10 announced on Tuesday that daytime show Studio 10 would be axed after a decade on-air.
And it seems as though the news didn't just shock many of its loyal viewers but also the hosts and staff members who work behind the scenes on the show.
Yahoo Lifestyle understands that presenters such as Tristan MacManus and Angela Bishop were only informed of the news less than an hour before it broke in the press.
Angela, who has contributed to the program for years, wasn't even allowed time to let the news sink in and was ushered off to film an interview with Robbie Williams as it was announced.
The red carpet veteran appeared downcast at the British singer's press conference at a Sydney hotel on Tuesday afternoon whilst being consoled by media, including Brooke Boney and Richard Wilkins.
An employee at Channel 10 admitted the mood in the Sydney office was “sombre” after the news broke, with many staff uncertain of their future.
It is understood that several producers will be moved over to 10 News, while Angela, Tristan and other hosts will remain with the network.
Making the news even more heartbreaking is the fact that a 10 spokesperson admitted in April there were no plans to axe the show amid rumours earlier this year.
“Studio 10 is a staple in our daytime program schedule boasting fun, entertaining and engaging content led by a fantastic panel,” a spokesperson said at the time.
The insider said, “There was no denying the ratings weren't great, but Studio 10 still made money for the network, so everyone assumed it was safe, especially after that statement.”
The last Studio 10 episode will air on Friday, December 22.
Tristan and Angela made the announcement to fans in a video shared to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon.
"Unfortunately we have some sad news," Tristan shared. "Studio 10 will not be returning for 2024."
"It’s a tough day for the whole Studio 10 family because we have loved bringing you the show every day for the last 10 years," Angela said, with Tristan agreeing.
"To finish up, I’m going to pinch a quote, 'Don’t cry because it's over; smile because it happened'," she added.
Fans and friends of the show shared their heartbreak, with Anthony Field from The Wiggles writing, "Sad to see a quality show with heart, talent and variety leave the screens. You all did a fantastic job. Thank you."
"Very sad day love you guys," Barry Du Bois added.
"What a team, a champion team. Congratulations and have a great time winding up," Cameron Daddo wrote.
"A brilliant innings! Sending love to the whole team," Melissa Hoyer commented. "You will all march on regardless!"
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