Kate Langbroek has hit out at KIIS FM for not treating her and her radio co-hosts as well as they treat Kyle and Jackie O.
Langbroek currently co-hosts The 3PM Pick Up on KIIS FM with Monty Dimond and Yumi Stynes, but it was announced last month that the show would not be returning in 2023.
It was Dimond who broke the news of the show’s departure, writing on Instagram: “After 8 years of doing the @3pmpickup on the wireless it’s time to hang up the headphones …
“Bummer that the big wigs at KIIS couldn’t present acceptable terms for us to move forward”.
Langbroek elaborated on Dimond’s comments in an interview with news.com.au’s podcast, I’ve Got News For You.
When asked what happened between KIIS FM and The 3PM Pick Up, Langbroek said: “Well, look, I’m just gonna say this: Sometimes you just can’t come to terms. And if you can’t come to terms, it’s best you part ways.”
When pressed for more information, Langbroek hit out at the radio station for treating some of their talent better than others.
“What they do with their radio station is their business and it’s no secret that KIIS is very geared around Kyle and Jackie,” Langbroek said.
“Kyle and Jackie are amazing, I totally understand that, but if you want other stars in your stable you have to be prepared to treat them like stars and if you don’t want to do that, that’s fine.”
In response to Langbroek’s comments, a spokesperson for ARN (the company that owns KIIS FM) referred news.com.au to the network’s previous statement about The 3PM Pick UP: “We would like to thank Kate, Monty and Yumi for their amazing contribution to ARN over many years.
“Their infectious humour and relatable stories have seen 3PM Pick Up enjoy continued ratings success and we are truly sad to see them finish up at the end of the year.
“We wish them all the very best in the future.”
So what does the future hold for Langbroek?
When asked if she’ll be appearing on radio at all next year, the popular presenter replied coyly: “I might be, I might not be.”
For now, Langbroek is focused on her role as host of Channel 9’s My Mum, Your Dad, which is back on air tonight at 7.30pm.
The show is a dating series about single parents looking for love the second time around.
But there’s a twist.
Unbeknownst to the parents, their children are watching their every move from a nearby property and the kids will go through different challenges for the power to determine who their parents go on a date with, and what they do on the date.
“I really loved it,” Langbroek said about her first solo TV hosting gig.
“I loved spending the time with the kids. I loved the surprise element of it. I’ve always loved reality and watching people be themselves with all the good bits and bad bits on show.
“It felt really easy for me to do even though it also was a massive stretch for me.”
My Mum, Your Dad airs on Channel 9 at 7.30pm tonight
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