Mike Larkan was about to go live on air when he learned he was sacked in Channel Ten’s budget cuts 

By | August 14, 2020
Mike Larkan was about to go live on air when he learned he was sacked in Channel Ten’s budget cuts 

Mike Larkan was about to go dwell on air when he realized he was sacked in Channel Ten’s finances cuts 

‘I used to be completely shocked once I obtained the cellphone name’: Weatherman Mike Larkan was about to go dwell on air when he realized he was amongst 25 stars sacked in Channel 10’s massacre finances cuts

Mike Larkan was sacked together with a minimum of 24 different stars, together with Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerley and journalist Natarsha Belling, within the brutal finances cuts at Channel 10 earlier this week. 

And the 56-year-old weatherman has admitted that the information got here as a shock – and was delivered hours earlier than he was as a result of do a dwell cross. 

He tells The Each day Telegraph: ‘I used to be caught off guard. I will be sincere… I used to be completely shocked once I obtained the cellphone name. I simply had no concept’.

Out: Weatherman Mike Larkan (pictured) has opened up about his shock sacking at Channel 10 due to budget cuts across the network

Out: Weatherman Mike Larkan (pictured) has opened up about his shock sacking at Channel 10 as a result of finances cuts throughout the community 

Mike went on to say that he is taken his sacking reasonably properly.  

‘You do not need to hear the information you might be not of their plan going ahead. However, properly, I’ve taken that in my stride,’ he mentioned.   

He added: ‘I’ve had 25 years and I have been fortunate to have survived that lengthy. There have been retrenches and I’ve survived these, however not fairly this time.’  

Oh no: The 56-year-old news anchor has admitted the news came as a shock - and arrived hours before he was due to do a live cross. He tells The Daily Telegraph: 'I was caught off guard. I'll be honest... I was totally surprised when I got the phone call. I just had no idea'

Oh no: The 56-year-old information anchor has admitted the information got here as a shock – and arrived hours earlier than he was as a result of do a dwell cross. He tells The Each day Telegraph: ‘I used to be caught off guard. I will be sincere… I used to be completely shocked once I obtained the cellphone name. I simply had no concept’

Earlier this week, employees members had been knowledgeable that the information and operations division was being ‘restructured’ in response to the sharp decline in promoting income brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.  

The modifications are anticipated to be efficient from Monday, September 14. 

Channel 10’s community director of stories content material, Ross Dagan, mentioned in an announcement in regards to the job cuts: ‘The choice to make these modifications was a really troublesome one and I need to specific my honest thanks and gratitude to our mates and colleagues who will depart the community. 

Mike went on to say that he's taken his sacking rather well: 'You don't want to hear the news you are no longer in their plan going forward. But, well, I've taken that in my stride,' he said

Mike went on to say that he is taken his sacking reasonably properly: ‘You do not need to hear the information you might be not of their plan going ahead. However, properly, I’ve taken that in my stride,’ he mentioned

‘It’s under no circumstances a mirrored image of their expertise, contribution or ardour. They’re exceptionally gifted folks. We’re extremely pleased with them and their work. There isn’t any doubt they are going to be missed.

‘These painful modifications replicate the state of the media business in recent times and the necessity for all media corporations to attain new efficiencies.

‘Whereas our viewers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will see some on-air modifications, we’ll proceed to provide native information and make use of native reporters, digital camera operators and manufacturing employees in these cities.’

He added: 'I've had a good 25 years and I've been lucky to have survived that long. There have been retrenches and I've survived those, but not quite this time'

He added: ‘I’ve had 25 years and I have been fortunate to have survived that lengthy. There have been retrenches and I’ve survived these, however not fairly this time’

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