Rebecca Judd has quit KIIS FMs Pick up at 3:00 pm radio show after three years on the air.
And on Monday, the 37-year-old addressed her departure, revealing it was a ‘family decision’.
The AFL WAG posted on her Instagram stories and shared a short clip outlining her difficult decision.
It’s over: Rebecca Judd revealed that her decision to quit KIIS FM’s Pick-Up radio show at 3pm was a ‘family decision’
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but I’ve been on it for months, it’s a family decision,” she said.
“My husband also walked away from his radio appearance for next year and it is purely a result of us re-evaluating our lives and what is important to us as a family next year.”
She went on to explain on Monday’s episode of the 3:00 PM Pick-Up that she and Chris want to spend more time with their children as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Family Time: She explained on Monday’s episode at 3:00 p.m. Pick-Up that she and her husband Chris want to spend more time with their children as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rebecca and her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd, share four children, son Oscar, nine, daughter Billie, six and four-year-old twins Tom and Darcy.
“This year taught us that we just want to take a step back and don’t want those weekly commitments anymore,” she said.
‘I have such a young family and my twins are starting at school, not next year, but the year after, so I have another year with them and we really want as a family the best of those golden years. ‘
However, Rebecca hinted that her departure from the radio may not be permanent, adding, “It may not be forever.”
Home: The TV host and husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd, share four children, son Oscar, nine, daughter Billie, six, and four-year-old twins Tom and Darcy (all in photo)
Rebecca will be replaced by comedian Kate Langbroek at noon in 2021, the Australian Radio Network confirmed on Monday.
Kate will be joining Rebecca’s Pick-Up co-hosts Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond and Yumi Stynes from January at 3pm.
Rebecca had hosted the daily radio show alongside Monty two days a week, while Yumi sat in her chair for the other three days.
Familiar face: Rebecca will be replaced by comedian Kate Langbroek at noon in 2021, the Australian Radio Network confirmed on Monday.
Duncan Campbell, ARN’s chief content officer, said of Rebecca’s decision to leave the show, “Bec Judd did a fantastic job at the 3pm Pick-Up.
“ The engaging conversation, real-life anecdotes, and fun she brought to the show will be missed, but we wish her the best in her next endeavors. ”
An ARN spokesperson said Rebecca left the show because she wanted to “take a break from the media in the new year.”
End of an Era: Rebecca has hosted the daily radio show alongside Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond (left) and Yumi Stynes (right) since 2017
The new line-up marks a return to ARN for Kate, who previously co-hosted KIIS FM’s Hughesy and Kate drive show from 2015 to 2017 with Dave Hughes.
She took a break from the spotlight last year after moving to Italy with her family, but will return to Melbourne in January.
“After our family adventures in Italy, I look forward to returning to beautiful Australia – and ARN – and learning my native language: radio,” said Kate.
Well done: the mother of four was a listener favorite and earned a Best Newcomer nomination at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in 2017
Rebecca had joined KIIS FM’s 3pm Pick-Up in 2017 along with Yumi, replacing Monty’s former co-host Meshel Laurie.
The mother of four quickly became a listener favorite, earning a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in 2017.
In addition to her radio career, Rebecca has worked on and off for Channel Nine for nearly a decade.
Experienced: In addition to her radio career, Rebecca has worked for Channel Nine for nearly a decade. She was named host of the Victorian travel program Postcards in 2011 and three years later she joined Nine News Melbourne as a weather presenter.
She was named the presenter of the Victorian travel program Postcards in 2011 and three years later she joined Nine News Melbourne as a weather presenter.
Rebecca also co-owns the popular activewear label Jaggad, along with her husband and another footy couple.
The 3:00 PM pickup will be broadcast weekdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on KIIS FM