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Samantha Armytage joins her former Sunrise colleagues Natalie Barr and Melissa Doyle at Australian Fashion Week – but does not pose with them amid rumours of a feud

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Samantha Armytage reunited with Sunrise star Natalie Barr and former presenter Melissa Doyle at the Carla Zampatti show during Australian Fashion Week on Monday.

Samantha Armytage joined her former Sunrise colleagues Natalie Barr and Melissa Doyle at the Carla Zampatti show during Australian Fashion Week on Monday.

Sam, who co-hosted alongside David ‘Kochie’ Koch in 2013 before leaving in 2021, looked dapper in black trousers and a white shirt with black polka dots.

The 47-year-old accessorized her ensemble with black stilettos and a matching bag.

While Samantha and Melissa no longer appear on the show, Natalie remains on the morning show with Matt Shirvington after he takes over Koch’s duties in 2023.

The Sunrise host, 56, looked dapper in a navy-purple suit and a sheer turtleneck of the same color.

She finished her look with a pair of black heels and carried a large black bag.

Samantha Armytage reunited with Sunrise star Natalie Barr and former presenter Melissa Doyle at the Carla Zampatti show during Australian Fashion Week on Monday.

Natalie was all smiles as she posed alongside The Morning Show host Kylie Gillies at the event, who looked chic in a black mini dress with a large white flower.

Meanwhile, Melissa Doyle, co-host of the breakfast show from 2002 to 2013, looked elegant in a long black off-the-shoulder dress.

She was carrying a black clutch and a pair of heels of the same color.

Melissa left out her long blonde locks and wore a natural makeup palette for the event.

Armytage, who co-hosted alongside David 'Kochie' Koch in 2013 before leaving in 2021, looked dapper in black pants and a white printed shirt.

Armytage, who co-hosted alongside David ‘Kochie’ Koch in 2013 before leaving in 2021, looked dapper in black pants and a white printed shirt.

She was joined by Barr, who looked dapper in a navy-purple suit and a sheer turtleneck of the same color. In the photo Natalie Barr and Kylie Gillies.

She was joined by Barr, who looked dapper in a navy-purple suit and a sheer turtleneck of the same color. In the photo Natalie Barr and Kylie Gillies.

While the trio was present at the show, they did not appear to pose together for a group photo.

Sam recently made a surprise return to Sunrise to talk about the new season of Farmer Wants A Wife after leaving the breakfast show three years ago.

After her guest appearance, rumors spread that her replacement, Natalie, “wasn’t comfortable” with her return to the show, after years of rumors that the pair were at odds.

“When Nat found out the week before that he was coming, he just punched her on the chin and, as Nat does with everything, decided to go professional,” a TV source told Woman’s Day.

“That said, you could sense from her body language that she was feeling a little tense,” the source added.

‘Fortunately, Nat and Shirvo (co-host Matt Shirvington) “They’re so close and Shirvo probably realized that Nat wasn’t 100 percent comfortable being on the same set as Sam and that he was there to support her.”

Melissa Doyle, co-host of the breakfast show from 2002 to 2013, looked elegant in a long black off-the-shoulder dress.

Melissa Doyle, co-host of the breakfast show from 2002 to 2013, looked elegant in a long black off-the-shoulder dress.

Seven denied the allegations and said the pair got on very well and even had a “long catch-up” after Sam’s interview about the reality show.

“A Seven spokesperson refutes any claims of tension between the couple,” the representative said.

‘Natalie and Sam caught up for a long time as soon as Nat went off the air. They also offered mutual support and kind words following the death of their colleague Nathan Templeton.’

However, viewers claimed to have detected tensions between the former colleagues during the rare appearance.

“He seems SO happy to be there…” one user sarcastically wrote about Sam’s behavior on Australian TV forum Media Spy at the time.

It was Sam’s first time appearing on Sunrise as part of FWAW’s publicity tour, after she turned down the morning show in 2022.

Instead, she was interviewed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show while the farmers sat with Natalie and Matt.

During the interview, Sam, a real-life farmer’s wife who married horse breeder Richard Lavender in late 2020, praised her life outside the Sunrise studio and her role as host of the matchmaking series.

‘It is perfect. This show has been great for me. I’m really enjoying it and getting to know these guys. It’s fantastic,’ she said.

Sam is said to have “upset” Natalie with a sarcastic tweet after leaving the show in March 2021.

‘Look, I’m out. Nat always wanted the job…and she finally got it. “She just needs to move on and enjoy it, and forget about me (even though I’m unforgettable),” she tweeted at the time.

Natalie was reportedly left “gutted” by her predecessor’s hurtful tweet months after her departure in 2021, suggesting she was desperate for the top job.

He didn’t expect the former presenter to be so “sarky” after working together on Seven’s breakfast show for years, a source told New Idea at the time.

“No one was more shocked and saddened by Sam’s comments than Nat,” a source said. “She’s devastated and has no idea why she continues the sarcasm, even though Sam has been gone (from Sunrise) for months.”

Meanwhile, Natalie previously revealed that she was not close to Sam.

When asked about rumors that they weren’t close, Natalie told The Australian Women’s Weekly that the pair “got on well in the office” but rarely spoke after the cameras stopped rolling because they didn’t have much in common. .

“We didn’t actually see each other outside the office,” Natalie said.

“I guess we had very different lives,” the mother of two added. ‘We were in different places. She was with her friends and I was spending time with my family.

“So, yeah, we were in different places.”

Sam offered a very revealing response following Natalie’s statement during an appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show shortly after.

Instead of directly addressing their frosty relationship, he paraphrased Oscar Wilde’s famous quote: “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson addressed the issue, saying: ‘(Natalie) did an interview where she said that you guys weren’t that close because you didn’t have much in common and that you didn’t really talk when the cameras were off.

After a pause, Sam dodged the question by saying, ‘Yeah, well, look, I mean, it’s better for them to talk about it than not, isn’t that how it is in life?’

He then took a subtle swipe at Natalie for mentioning her in an interview after she decided to take a step back from the TV industry.

She said: “I thought everyone would forget about me when I was on my little gap year, but it doesn’t seem like that, you know?”

—Look, the truth is that nothing interesting is happening there. “I’m just doing my thing on the field,” she added.

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