Studio 10 host Steve Jacobs has made a surprising career move following the shock axing of the morning show. The former Today Show weather presenter revealed he is opening a new restaurant in Enmore in partnership with Bonditony's Burger Joint.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, Steve described the move as a "bit of a pivot", but it didn't mean he would be retiring from television.
The restaurant will open next Tuesday and will still allow him time to work on TV.
"It's been very hard for me to travel and work full time, which is what I normally do," he said, adding that he was 'sad' to find out Studio 10 had been cancelled.
"It's sad because I thought the show had so much potential…but I think its a sign of the times with free-to-air TV," he shared.
Brutal twist behind Studio 10's shock axing revealed
Channel 10 announced last month that Studio 10 would be axed after a decade on-air, but it wasn't just viewers who were left surprised. It seems as though even the hosts and staff members were also blindsided.
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.
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.
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