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Why Kylie Gillies was invited to Sam Armytage’s send-off but Sunrise stars weren’t

Why Kylie Gillies was invited to Sam Armytage’s send-off but Sunrise stars weren’t

The Morning Present’s Kylie Gillies has revealed why she and co-anchor Larry Emdur attended Sam Armytage’s farewell get together on March 11, but her colleagues on Sunrise – together with hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr – weren’t invited.

Kylie, 53, stated on The Kyle and Jackie O Present on Monday that Sam hadn’t really deliberate a send-off, but determined to do one thing on the final minute when Kylie requested her what she was doing that afternoon.

The late lunch at Catalina Restaurant in Sydney’s Rose Bay was cobbled collectively on the eleventh hour, she stated, and the on-air Sunrise group did not go as a result of that they had already spent hours toasting with Sam at Seven’s Martin Place studios.

On the guest list: The Morning Show's Kylie Gillies (right) has revealed why she and co-anchor Larry Emdur attended Sam Armytage's (left) farewell party on March 11, but her colleagues on Sunrise - including hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr - weren't invited

On the visitor record: The Morning Present’s Kylie Gillies (proper) has revealed why she and co-anchor Larry Emdur attended Sam Armytage’s (left) farewell get together on March 11, but her colleagues on Sunrise – together with hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr – weren’t invited

She defined: ‘I was there… I stated to Sam, “What are you doing after work? You may’t go residence and do the washing. Let’s exit and have [lunch]. Let’s have a champagne; you may’t go residence.”‘

Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson replied: ‘So that you have been the one accountable for this impromptu little get-together!’

Kylie agreed, then stated experiences of the Sunrise group being snubbed by Sam weren’t correct as they’d spent the morning consuming champagne at Brekky Central.

‘Whereas we have been on air [on The Morning Show], all of them had some champagne within the workplace with Sam,’ she stated. 

Impromptu get-together: Kylie, 53, said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday that Sam hadn't actually planned a send-off, but decided to do something at the last minute when Kylie asked her what she was doing that afternoon. Kylie is pictured arriving for the late lunch at Catalina Restaurant in Sydney's Rose Bay on March 11

Impromptu get-together: Kylie, 53, stated on The Kyle and Jackie O Present on Monday that Sam hadn’t really deliberate a send-off, but determined to do one thing on the final minute when Kylie requested her what she was doing that afternoon. Kylie is pictured arriving for the late lunch at Catalina Restaurant in Sydney’s Rose Bay on March 11

It comes after Sunrise hosts Kochie and Natalie confirmed final week they hadn’t been invited to former anchor Sam’s farewell get together.

The pair have been grilled about Sam’s departure on Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday, and Kochie, 65, admitted he and Natalie, 53, weren’t even instructed in regards to the shindig.

‘Why did not you two go to Sam’s farewell get together?’ radio host Kyle Sandilands requested. ‘All of the photographers have been there, but I did not see you there.’

Explanation: The late lunch at Catalina Restaurant in Sydney's Rose Bay was cobbled together at the eleventh hour, Kylie said, and the on-air Sunrise team didn't go because they had already spent hours toasting with Sam at Seven's Martin Place studios (pictured)

Clarification: The late lunch at Catalina Restaurant in Sydney’s Rose Bay was cobbled collectively on the eleventh hour, Kylie stated, and the on-air Sunrise group did not go as a result of that they had already spent hours toasting with Sam at Seven’s Martin Place studios (pictured)

Kochie then let slip they hadn’t been invited, saying: ‘We did not learn about it and we had a postponed Christmas get together the subsequent day.’

Natalie added: ‘And we had been having champagne within the workplace for some time.’

The pair additionally strongly denied rumours Sam had been compelled to go away Channel Seven’s top-rating breakfast present.

Kochie insisted Sam hadn’t been pushed out, saying she ‘simply wished a change of life’ after marrying Bowral businessman Richard Lavender. 

Snubbed? It comes after Sunrise hosts David 'Kochie' Koch (right) and Natalie Barr (left) confirmed last week they hadn't been invited to former anchor Sam's farewell party

Snubbed? It comes after Sunrise hosts David ‘Kochie’ Koch (proper) and Natalie Barr (left) confirmed final week they hadn’t been invited to former anchor Sam’s farewell get together

‘No, no, Sam simply wished a change of life, she obtained married,’ he stated. 

Natalie and Kochie weren’t the one Sunrise stars absent from Sam’s send-off, as newsreader Edwina Bartholomew and weatherman Sam Mac additionally did not attend.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported on March 8 that Sam and Kochie’s skilled relationship had hit an ‘all-time low’ within the months earlier than her resignation.

Community sources claimed they barely spoke off digicam, and the dynamic between them had grow to be ‘untenable’ by early 2021.

Parting shot: Sam's (pictured) farewell dinner came just hours after she used her last day on Sunrise to attack the media for treating her 'unfairly' during her eight-year tenure

Parting shot: Sam’s (pictured) farewell dinner got here simply hours after she used her final day on Sunrise to assault the media for treating her ‘unfairly’ throughout her eight-year tenure 

Sam’s farewell dinner got here simply hours after she used her final day on Sunrise to assault the media for treating her ‘unfairly’ throughout her eight-year tenure.

‘I do need to say that I by no means absolutely understood among the scrutiny and the snarkiness and the bullying from some elements of the media,’ she stated.

‘But right this moment we transfer on from that, as a result of there’s a new chapter beginning and it has been overwhelmingly a superb expertise in my life.’

No-show: Natalie and Kochie weren't the only Sunrise stars absent from Sam's send-off, as newsreader Edwina Bartholomew (right) and weatherman Sam Mac also didn't attend

No-show: Natalie and Kochie weren’t the one Sunrise stars absent from Sam’s send-off, as newsreader Edwina Bartholomew (proper) and weatherman Sam Mac additionally did not attend

Sam had introduced her resignation on air on March 8. 

Weeks earlier, she’d instructed the Information Corp-owned Stellar journal the TV trade was stuffed with ‘sociopaths and narcissists’.

Her remarks enormously upset her colleagues and executives at Seven, and have been described by some insiders as tantamount to ‘profession suicide’.

Controversy: Weeks before her on-air resignation on March 8, Sam said the TV industry was filled with 'sociopaths and narcissists' - remarks which upset her colleagues at Seven

Controversy: Weeks earlier than her on-air resignation on March 8, Sam stated the TV trade was stuffed with ‘sociopaths and narcissists’ – remarks which upset her colleagues at Seven 

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