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BEN FORDHAM quits Nine’s NINJA WARRIOR

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The breakfast radio presenter says he was willing to push on if needed, but the hours were too extreme

Ben Fordham hosting 2GB breakfast (image – 9)

Channel 9 executives are considering their options as they search for a new host of Ninja Warrior Australia. Current co-host Ben Fordham has quit to focus on his breakfast radio show.

Speaking to Jonathon Moran, Fordham says family played an important part in his decision:

“I am not going to be hosting Australian Ninja Warrior going forward because I found that it placed so much pressure on my family and on the breakfast show,

“I’ve decided that it would be better for me just to focus on the main game, which is breakfast radio. For the sake of my mental fitness and also my family, I think it is better to call it a day on Ninja Warrior and focus on radio.”

When contacted by TV Blackbox, Fordham confessed the last season took its toll as he juggled the shooting schedule with his radio commitments.

Fordham worked from 8pm – 3.30am filming Ninja Warrior before going straight to 2GB to prepare and present his radio show. He would try and sleep during the day.

Executives at Nine were keen to keep Fordham but gave him an out, knowing the focus needed to be on the radio show.

Fordham tell me he would have filmed another season if pushed but was thankful Nine gave him the choice of leaving.

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The breakfast radio presenter says he was willing to push on if needed, but the hours were too extreme

Ben Fordham hosting 2GB breakfast (image – 9)

Channel 9 executives are considering their options as they search for a new host of Ninja Warrior Australia. Current co-host Ben Fordham has quit to focus on his breakfast radio show.

Speaking to Jonathon Moran, Fordham says family played an important part in his decision:

“I am not going to be hosting Australian Ninja Warrior going forward because I found that it placed so much pressure on my family and on the breakfast show,

“I’ve decided that it would be better for me just to focus on the main game, which is breakfast radio. For the sake of my mental fitness and also my family, I think it is better to call it a day on Ninja Warrior and focus on radio.”

When contacted by TV Blackbox, Fordham confessed the last season took its toll as he juggled the shooting schedule with his radio commitments.

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Fordham worked from 8pm – 3.30am filming Ninja Warrior before going straight to 2GB to prepare and present his radio show. He would try and sleep during the day.

Executives at Nine were keen to keep Fordham but gave him an out, knowing the focus needed to be on the radio show.

Fordham tell me he would have filmed another season if pushed but was thankful Nine gave him the choice of leaving.

Robert McKnighthttps://tvblackbox.com.au/robert-mcknight/
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcast, and executive producer of AFTERNOONS WITH SOFIE FORMICA on radio station 4BC
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