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Michael Clarke and radio are chasing after horror reviews

Michael Clarke’s radio debut got off to a rough start earlier this year, with the first metro survey yielding moderate results.

But the retired Australian cricketer seemed to be in good spirits on Friday as he sailed through Sydney Harbor with his Big Sports Breakfast radio cast and crew.

The 39-year-old relaxed on the deck, with company including his co-hosts, NRL great Laurie Daley and sports personality Gerard Middleton.

What ratings dive? Michael Clarke (front, right), 39, and his fellow Big Sports radio cast treated themselves to a superyacht in Sydney Harbor on Friday one day after their horror debut

What ratings dive? Michael Clarke (front, right), 39, and his fellow Big Sports radio cast treated themselves to a superyacht in Sydney Harbor on Friday one day after their horror debut

Michael braved the chilly temperature of Sydney in a black and white hooded sweatshirt and casual black shorts, which he paired with a black cap.

The group was treated to champagne and snacks on board, while Gerard took to his Instagram stories to share an idyllic moment as he sailed through the harbor.

Michael made his radio debut on Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast on March 2.

Social: Michael relaxed on the deck and mingled with his colleagues

Social: Michael relaxed on the deck and mingled with his colleagues

Social: Michael relaxed on the deck and mingled with his colleagues

Clothing: Michael kept warm during the outing

Clothing: Michael kept warm during the outing

Calmly: the sportsman was wearing a hooded sweater, shorts and cap

Calmly: the sportsman was wearing a hooded sweater, shorts and cap

Casual: Retired Australian cricketer braved chilly temperatures in a hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and a matching black cap

Catering: The group enjoyed champagne and snacks on board

Catering: The group enjoyed champagne and snacks on board

Catering: The group enjoyed champagne and snacks on board

New venture: Michael made his radio debut in March

New venture: Michael made his radio debut in March

Sharing his knowledge: He participated in the Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast show

Sharing his knowledge: He participated in the Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast show

Radio Debut: Michael made his debut on March 2 in Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast show

Kyly Clarke’s estranged husband replaced long-term host Terry Kennedy, who left the show in October after 18 years at the helm.

Michael is joined on the panel by Laurie, Gerard and presenter Jaimee Rogers.

According to the GfK metro radio survey conducted in mid-April of 2020, the show scored just 0.4 percent, down from their previous rating of 0.9 percent.

Big Shoes to Fill: Michael replaced longtime host Terry Kennedy, who left the show in October after 18 years at the helm

Big Shoes to Fill: Michael replaced longtime host Terry Kennedy, who left the show in October after 18 years at the helm

Big Shoes to Fill: Michael replaced longtime host Terry Kennedy, who left the show in October after 18 years at the helm

Star line-up: Michael is joined on the panel by Laurie Daley, Gerard Middleton and presenter Jaimee Rogers

Star line-up: Michael is joined on the panel by Laurie Daley, Gerard Middleton and presenter Jaimee Rogers

Talent: Michael is joined on the panel by Laurie Daley, Gerard Middleton and presenter Jaimee Rogers

Talent: Michael is joined on the panel by Laurie Daley, Gerard Middleton and presenter Jaimee Rogers

Panel: Michael is joined on the panel by Laurie Daley (back, right), Gerard Middleton and presenter Jaimee Rogers

Familiar face: Michael had a conversation with Laurie Daley on board (back, right)

Familiar face: Michael had a conversation with Laurie Daley on board (back, right)

Familiar face: Michael had a conversation with Laurie Daley on board (back, right)

Reputation: Laurie is a former NRL player who became a coach

Reputation: Laurie is a former NRL player who became a coach

Media: He also did his best to present TV

Media: He also did his best to present TV

Praised: Laurie is a former NRL player who became a coach and is respected in the industry

Adam Hamilton, head of media communications at Tabcorp, said The Daily Telegraph when the coronavirus pandemic has had a harmful effect on the radio.

“Losing most of the sports, especially NRL, combined with the search for news by listeners in this challenging time has undoubtedly impacted the show’s results,” he said.

Michael has not only made headlines for his career this year, but also his love life.

Ratings: According to the GfK metro radio survey of mid-April of 2020, the show rated only 0.4 percent, down from their previous rating of 0.9 percent

Ratings: According to the GfK metro radio survey of mid-April of 2020, the show rated only 0.4 percent, down from their previous rating of 0.9 percent

Ratings: According to the GfK metro radio survey of mid-April of 2020, the show rated only 0.4 percent, down from their previous rating of 0.9 percent

COVID-29: The coronavirus pandemic appears to have affected the radio results

COVID-29: The coronavirus pandemic appears to have affected the radio results

Affected: Tabcorp's head of media communications told The Daily Telegraph at the time that the coronavirus pandemic had a detrimental effect on the radio

Affected: Tabcorp's head of media communications told The Daily Telegraph at the time that the coronavirus pandemic had a detrimental effect on the radio

Pandemic: Adam Hamilton, head of media communications at Tabcorp, told The Daily Telegraph at the time that the coronavirus pandemic had a detrimental effect on the radio

Comments: “Losing most sports, especially NRL, combined with the search for news by listeners in this challenging time has undoubtedly impacted the show’s results,” he said.

Luxury Life: Michael is often depicted relaxing on a superyacht when not at work

Luxury Life: Michael is often depicted relaxing on a superyacht when not at work

Luxury Life: Michael is often depicted relaxing on a superyacht when not at work

The sportsman revealed his divorce from wife Kyly on February 12, after seven years of marriage.

They are said to have divorced five months before the announcement.

Michael and Kyly, 38, who were high school sweethearts, said the “ amicable ” divorce decision was “ the best course ” for their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee.

Idyllic: co-host Gerard Middleton also shared this idyllic haven with his Instagram stories

Idyllic: co-host Gerard Middleton also shared this idyllic haven with his Instagram stories

Idyllic: co-host Gerard Middleton also shared this idyllic haven with his Instagram stories

Split: Michael has not only made headlines this year for his career, but also his love life. He announced his split from seven-year-old woman, Kyly Clarke (photo), 38, on February 12

Split: Michael has not only made headlines this year for his career, but also his love life. He announced his split from seven-year-old woman, Kyly Clarke (photo), 38, on February 12

Split: Michael has not only made headlines this year for his career, but also his love life. He announced his split from seven-year-old woman, Kyly Clarke (photo), 38, on February 12

The former glamor couple reportedly made arrangements about their divorce – and arrangements to co-parent their daughter – without going through court.

It was rumored that Michael started dating fashion designer Pip Edwards, who is the founder of activewear label P.E Nation, after their split.

However, she insisted that they were just friends and business partners.

Amicable: They have reportedly made arrangements for their divorce - as well as arrangements to accompany their daughter, four-year-old Kelsey Lee (pictured), without going through court

Amicable: They have reportedly made arrangements for their divorce - as well as arrangements to accompany their daughter, four-year-old Kelsey Lee (pictured), without going through court

Amicable: They have reportedly made arrangements for their divorce – as well as arrangements to accompany their daughter, four-year-old Kelsey Lee (pictured), without going through court

Rumor: Michael was rumored to start dating fashion designer Pip Edwards (pictured), founder of activewear label P.E Nation, after their split. However, she insisted that they were just friends and business partners

Rumor: Michael was rumored to start dating fashion designer Pip Edwards (pictured), founder of activewear label P.E Nation, after their split. However, she insisted that they were just friends and business partners

Rumor: Michael was rumored to start dating fashion designer Pip Edwards (pictured), founder of activewear label P.E Nation, after their split. However, she insisted that they were just friends and business partners

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