Sunrise host David Koch announces surprise break from show

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Sunrise host David Koch has made a surprise announcement that he will be taking a step back from the desk at Brekky Central.

Viewers will have noticed Kochie missing from the program on Friday morning, with the host telling fans on Thursday he will be off-air for three weeks to travel to London for his youngest daughter's wedding.

He was beaming as co-host Nat Barr wished him well on his travels, and revealed his excitement about his daughter's upcoming nuptials.

“Georgie is getting married, the last of the four, so it’s going to be good,” he told viewers.

Kochie revealed he would be off-air for three weeks to attend his daughter's wedding. Source: Sunrise
Kochie revealed he would be off-air for three weeks to attend his daughter's wedding. Source: Sunrise

His daughter is getting married to a German national named Alex, and Kochie revealed his family would be sharing a house with his future son-in-law's parents in the UK in the lead-up to the big day.

He added the two families had never even met before.

“It’ll either be Father Of The Bride or Nightmare On Elm Street," he joked. "It will be a bit of fun."


Kochie, who shares four children and eight grandchildren with his wife Libby, often shares sweet moments with his family on Sunrise and social media.

In April, the TV presenter posted a rare photo of his eight grandchildren together for the very first time.

“Back on deck @sunriseon7 tomorrow after the perfect Easter break,” he said,

“All 8 grandkids together for the first time… The WA mob hadn’t been back for 2 years.

“The love between cousins is so special.”

Sunrise host David Koch poses with his grandchildren.
Sunrise host David Koch revealed a sweet photo of his grandchildren together for the first time. Source: Instagram/David Koch

Nat was one of the first to comment, writing, “Great pic Kochmeister! See you at Currumbin tomorrow.”

The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies echoed the sentiment and said, “Tribe, how special.”

In a recent interview with Woman's Day, Kochie said he and Libby downsized their house when their youngest daughter moved out of home, but now that they have so many grandkids, they're hoping to add on an extension to accommodate visits.

"We just put plans in to expand with extra rooms for grandkids," he said in December.

"We're going the full circle. The lovely thing is, everyone loves coming to stay with us.

"Lib and I often say we couldn't be more thankful that we've got a family and grandkids who love their cousins so much that they want to hang out with them.

"They're best friends. It's the greatest joy in our lives. We never take it for granted."

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