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Jess Eva’s surprise replacement after her breakfast show has been scrapped with just one day’s notice

Comedian Mick Molloy is set to appear alongside Mark “MG” Geyer on Triple M’s new breakfast show, “Mick and MG in the Morning” in 2023, after the show “The MG, Jess and Pagey” was canceled with just a day’s notice.

Jess Eva announced on Thursday that her show will not continue next year and Friday will be the “last show”, while Chris Page announced his exit from the breakfast program back in October.

Former Network 10 news anchor Natarsha Belling will also join the new team as news anchor.

“Mick and MG in the Morning will bring Triple M listeners a fresh new breakfast offering, but also the familiar voice of Molloy and his legendary radio antics,” Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) said in a statement released Friday.

“Well-known and respected news anchor Natarsha Belling will join the show as the news anchor, bantering with the best of them to keep the boys on their toes.”

Meanwhile, Molloy said: “I’m excited to return to my spiritual home at Triple M and look forward to immersing myself in the Sydney morning radio scene.

“After a year away from the airwaves I wanted a new challenge and Sydney is the perfect opportunity. I also look forward to working with MG and sharing stories.”

“And if that doesn’t work out, I’ll throw my hat in the ring at The Project. Heard there’s an opening,” he joked of the Channel 10 news program’s mass exodus.

MG said in the statement that he was excited to be working with Molloy in the new year.

“I can’t wait to work with Mickey, who I consider a radio royal. One of us owns a pub, the other a gym. The “cross-over” activities after work will be eye-catching!’ he said.

Molloy has spent three decades with SCA and the last 11 years with Triple M Radio where he appeared on the Footy commentary team.

He is also the presenter of The Front Bar on Channel Seven.

The announcement comes after former Block star Jess Eva broke the news that she will be finishing on Friday.

She clarified that she and MG are not going out of work and are still part of the “Triple M family”.

“Tomorrow is all about reflection,” MG told listeners. “Tomorrow is all about the year we had together.”

An emotional Jess then reached out to MG and co-host Cat Lynch, who has been filling in since Pagey’s departure.

“I just adore you. At the end of the day… If you can stop in here for a breakfast show and pick up some soul mates and then get out and have some wine, how good is life?

Distraught fans left comments on Triple M’s Instagram account about the deletion, with most expressing shock at the news.

“No no,” one commented, while another wrote, “Wtf no way!”

In October, Pagey surprised listeners by announcing that he was leaving the station at the end of the year.

On her Triple M show, the host said it was time for something different after more than a decade on the network.

“Sometimes you can do the same thing for too long,” he began.

He joked that his next role doesn’t require him to get up at 4 a.m. every day.

An emotional Pagey said he forged strong bonds with his colleagues at Triple M that would last a lifetime.

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