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Sonia Kruger rumoured to be replaced by Channel Nine

Her role is said to be "under review"
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Channel Nine executives are said to be considering replacing Sonia Kruger from her role as co-host of Today Extra in 2020, a source has claimed.

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According to The Daily Telegraph, the 54-year-old’s role on the morning show is rumoured to be under review as the network looks for ways to boost its ratings.

Executives are apparently looking for fresh anchors to give their under-performing breakfast and morning shows a revamp and Sonia’s role was allegedly flagged, the insider claimed.

Sonia Kruger
Channel Nine executives are said to be considering replacing Sonia Kruger from her role as co-host of Today Extra in 2020. (Credit: Instagram)

If Sonia was to be ousted from her morning show role, she could potentially continue as host on The Voice, but only if she doesn’t choose to explore opportunities at rival networks.

With several shows set to make a comeback in 2020, including Seven’s revamped Big Brother – which the TV presenter previously hosted – she may opt to leave Channel Nine.

The source went on to say, with Sonia out of the picture, Today co-host Georgie Gardner would most likely be her immediate replacement in the new year.

Sonia Kruger
Sonia’s role on the morning show is rumoured to be under review as the network looks for ways to boost its ratings. (Credit: Channel Nine)

But according to the network, the rumours are nothing more than just that.

A Nine spokesperson reportedly told the publication: “All of the talk is made up.”

Sonia has been with Nine for eight years, following her stint as host on Seven’s Dancing with the Stars, and is reportedly on a contract worth $800,000.

Sonia Kruger
Executives are apparently looking for fresh anchors to give their under-performing breakfast and morning shows a revamp and Sonia’s role was allegedly flagged. (Credit: Instagram)

She was heavily criticised back in 2016, after she called for Muslim immigration to be suspended in the wake of the terror attack in France.

At the time, she took to social media and insisted she was right to raise the issue, which ultimately resulted in immense public backlash.

‘Following the atrocities of the last week in Nice, where 10 children lost their lives, as a mother, I believe it’s vital in a democratic society to be able to discuss these issues without automatically being labelled racist,’ she wrote on social media at the time.

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