Ben & Liam to host Nova’s national breakfast program over summer
Nova Adelaide Breakfast hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton will take their Ben & Liam show nationwide across the summer months.
The duo resigned from their syndicated triple j program last year to take on the commercial radio gig in South Australia’s capital.
But from November 30, Ben & Liam will be national once more, as they fill in for other talent across the country as they take a summer break.
The Ben & Liam show topped the first post-COVID-19 ratings in Adelaide, taking out an 11.0% share in Breakfast, ahead of previous market leaders Jodie & Soda on 10.5%.
Jodie & Soda have since regained their breakfast crown, however, ARN announced yesterday Jodie Oddy would not be returning to the program next year.
NOVA Entertainment’s chief programming and marketing officer Paul Jackson said Harvey and Stapleton were the obvious choice for the gig.
“Ben & Liam have had a brilliant start to their first year on air in Adelaide with Nova, making them the obvious choice for our national summer breakfast show. We are confident that their genuine friendship and sense of humour will resonate with our national Nova audience. The boys can’t wait to take control of the network to deliver a fun, fresh, feel- good summer show from 30 November,” he said.
The hosts added: “Why did we choose to work our holidays? It’s a great question, it sounded a lot better when our bosses pitched it to us. They’re quite persuasive.”
The summer show will run until December 11.