This morning the Studio 10 panel explicitly discussed the recently reported changes in the on-air Ten Network, as TV veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley remained stoic about her axing from the programme.
But she couldn’t resist one pointing reference to her case, declaring that she should have preferred to wear a band-style marching jacket because “if you’re running out of town … Tone it parade-like.
Ten afternoon yesterday revealed a raft of improvements in the network in an attempt to cut costs.
Colleague Natarsha Belling and Studio 10 was among the on-air talent to be dropped while fellow colleague Joe Hildebrand was also “considering his options.”
“You’ve probably read all about the cuts that have had to be made here at the network. It is all true. In a few months time, Studio 10 will look very different to it does now. We’re losing colleagues, mates, we’re losing family members essentially. How is everyone doing?” she asked.
She thanked the Studio 10 team for inviting her onto the show and for having been “so delightful, so charming and so generous.”
Pointing at her marching band style jacket, she snuck in a jab about her current predicament:
“The reason I have got this outfit on today is because if you are being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade,” she said, as her co-stars laughed.
“Companies do these sort of cuts to make the business better, which in the long run saves a lot more jobs,” Kennerley continued. “I am very, very sad because I will miss you guys and miss the audience, miss the feedback but that said, it is what it is. You just have to suck it up and move on.”