“I’ve had a great morning”: Kate Ritchie begins her time on Nova Sydney brekkie

fitzy & wippa with Kate Ritchie

Plus: Fitzy & Wippa pay tribute to departing co-anchor, Sarah McGilvray

Kate Ritchie has made her debut as a permanent member of Nova’s Sydney breakfast show, alongside Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli – with the show now called Fitzy & Wippa with Kate Ritchie.

Fitzgerald and Wipfli welcomed Ritchie to the airwaves after the 7am news, where she revealed that the lead-up to her first day had been less than ideal.

“I’ve had a great morning this morning. I did plan on being in slightly earlier but of course, my daughter knows that I was starting a new job today – so she didn’t want to sleep, the dog didn’t sleep etc.

“I said that as of now I’ll be able to pick you up from school every day, I’ll do all of that. But on the other side, I’m not packing lunches and things like that.”

Ritchie also joked that there had been another hiccup that morning, in the form of someone’s parking job – with Fitzgerald and Wipfli levelling accusations at breakfast newsreader Matt de Groot.

“Can I just say quickly, I’ll have to talk to you about this later on, but someone was in my car space and I’ve taken photos!” Ritchie said.

See Also: Confirmed: Kate Ritchie joins Fitzy & Wippa for Nova Sydney breakfast

With last week’s news that Ritchie was joining the show, came the news that long time Fitzy & Wippa co-anchor Sarah McGilvray would be leaving the show. Earlier in the morning, Fitzgerald and Wipfli paid tribute to McGilvray’s time with them, calling her a “huge part of the show over the last 10 years.”

“As a colleague and a friend as a friend, we want to say that we love her to pieces. She’s given everything to this show, and we hope she stays in the radio game,” Wipfli began.

“My favourite Sarah moment was without a doubt in LA,” Fitzgerald continued. “We had a big night of partying, it was 2am, and I’m not joking, when we come home to the Roosevelt – that’s where we were staying – there was Leonardo DiCaprio by himself having a durry out the back. I said to Sarah, ‘you need to go get a photo with Leo’. She went over there and he put up his hand and said ‘no photos’. It was one of the greatest moments ever, we talk about this day. Those memories will stick with me forever. Sarah, I love you to death.”

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