Paul Henry show axed in Australia

The Herald report:

Controversial broadcaster may be on his way back to New Zealand after having his Australian breakfast show axed by network bosses.

Australian network Ten released a statement saying Breakfast, which is fronted by Henry and journalist Kathryn Robinson, will cease production on November 30.

The show has lagged behind its rivals in the ratings since debuting on Ten in February.

It can be tough to break into a new market in a new country. Piers Morgan on CNN is finding it the same. Not suggesting the two gentleman are the same.

He has been tipped to take over from Mark Sainsbury once Close Up is axed at the end of the year, along with his former TVNZ Breakfast co-presenter Pippa Wetzell.

It will be very interesting to see if they do put him into the 7 pm slot. It will need a somewhat different style to Breakfast TV, but if he can pull it off the potential audience share he can gain is significant.

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