Maz Compton permanently replaces Ash Pollard on the Hit breakfast radio show

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Former My Kitchen Rules star and radio host Ash Pollard has been removed from her Hit Network breakfast show Gawndy & Ash.

Southern Cross Austereo announced Friday that Maz Compton, 41, who had replaced Ash while on maternity leave, will be her permanent replacement.

Starting today, Maz will continue to co-host with Daniel ‘Gawndy’ Gawned, renaming the show Gawndy & Maz.

New Chapter: Former My Kitchen Rules star-rated radio host Ash Pollard (pictured) has been removed from her Hit Network radio show Gawndy & Ash

Ash, 35, will remain a part of the Hit Network family and will act as an informal announcer for the network’s breakfast shows around the country.

As reported by Radio todayAsh has decided to focus on her family after welcoming her first child, daughter Clementine, with partner Pete Ferne in September.

She said of working with Gawndy, “It’s not always that you partner with someone who brings out the best in you. I will always appreciate Gawndy for allowing me to be myself. Our chemistry was quite unique. We worked. I will miss that. ‘

Gawndy added that he was ‘lucky’ to work with such a ‘great’ co-host, wishing Ash and Pete ‘all the best with parenting’.

Show with a New Look: SCA announced Friday that Maz Compton (R), who replaced Ash while on maternity leave, will be her permanent replacement.  Starting today, Maz will continue to co-host with Daniel Gawned (L), renaming the show Gawndy & Maz.

Show with a New Look: SCA announced Friday that Maz Compton (R), who replaced Ash while on maternity leave, will be her permanent replacement. Starting today, Maz will continue to co-host with Daniel Gawned (L), renaming the show Gawndy & Maz.

Motherhood: Ash is now focusing on her family after welcoming her first child, daughter Clementine, with partner Pete Ferne in September.  She will continue to be part of the Hit Network family and will act as an informal announcer for the network's breakfast shows around the country.

Motherhood: Ash is now focusing on her family after welcoming her first child, daughter Clementine, with partner Pete Ferne in September. She will continue to be part of the Hit Network family and will act as an informal announcer for the network’s breakfast shows around the country.

Maz returned to the Hit Network in September to replace Ash, five years after SCA unceremoniously dumped her from Sydney’s 2Day FM breakfast show.

At the time, a network spokesperson said SCA was “happy to welcome Maz back.”

At the end of 2015, Maz and her then co-host Dan Debuf were replaced by Rove McManus and Sam Frost on2Day FM breakfast.

Making a comeback: Maz returned to the Hit Network in September to replace Ash, five years after SCA unceremoniously dumped her from Sydney's 2Day FM breakfast show

Making a comeback: Maz returned to the Hit Network in September to replace Ash, five years after SCA unceremoniously dumped her from Sydney’s 2Day FM breakfast show

A year later, Maz spoke publicly about the circumstances of her dismissal.

She explained that she was on a flight when Dan sent her a link to a news article stating that they had both been fired.

‘So I got off the plane and turned on my phone and Dan had texted me and I think the text was’ LOL ‘and it was a link to a newspaper article about how Rove McManus took over the Sydney breakfast show,’ Maz said .

Permanent duo: Speaking of the news, a Southern Cross Austereo spokesperson said the broadcaster is

Permanent duo: Speaking of the news, a Southern Cross Austereo spokesperson said the broadcaster is “delighted to welcome Maz Compton back.” Maz is pictured with her co-host Daniel ‘Gawndy’ Gawned

Replaced: It was in late 2015 when Maz and her former radio host Dan Debuf were replaced by Rove McManus and Sam Frost on 2Day FM

Replaced: It was in late 2015 when Maz and her former radio host Dan Debuf were replaced by Rove McManus and Sam Frost on 2Day FM

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia about her dismissal at the time, Maz said: “Of course I was disappointed, but it was not my decision.”

“It had nothing to do with how great our radio show is and was about the direction the company is going, and I can’t take that personally,” she added.

It didn’t take long for Rove & Sam to hit the spotlight and their show was replaced by another team after a year.

Staying Positive: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia about her shock demotion at the time, Maz said: 'It had nothing to do with how great our radio show is and was about the direction the company is going, and I can't stand that personally'

Staying Positive: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia about her shock demotion at the time, Maz said: ‘It had nothing to do with how great our radio show is and was about the direction the company is going, and I can’t stand that personally’

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