But it seems things were never locked in, at least according to Kate, who replied, ‘Kate, who was speaking from Italy, replied: 'Well, you were trying to talk me into that...'
Kate, who will make guest appearances, will be replaced on air by Ed Kavalee, but the show will still be called Hughesy & Kate.
The radio star, 53, famously fled Melbourne for Bologna in January, when she relocated her entire family following an attack on their home.
Speaking to Tommy Little on The Sunday Project, the mum-of-four revealed another reason for the move, saying that her eldest son's battle with leukaemia when he was just six years old had inspired the family to go on an "adventure".
"Our eldest son Lewis, who's 15 now, and healthy and beautiful, had leukaemia when he was six, and was in treatment for four years, and nearly died," she told the presenter.
"For so long we couldn't go anywhere, we couldn't travel anywhere — I mean we went to the hospital, we went home."
"There seemed something really life-affirming about having an adventure together as a family," she confessed.
She and her husband, Peter moved to the northern Italian city with their children Lewis, 15, Sunday, 14, Artie, 12, and Jan, nine.