Sonia Kruger ‘leaving Nine for Seven’


According to TV Blackbox and Daily Mail, the Today Extra host has signed a “seven-figure” deal to return to her former network in 2020, nine years after first defecting to Nine.

It’s understood Nine had initially offered Kruger, 54, a new three-year contract worth over $1.5 million, but negotiations had broken down and she had accepted Seven’s offer.

David Campbell and Sonia Kruger at the Channel 9 2020 Upfronts on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Picture: Channel 9/SuppliedSource:Channel 9

Recent reports had suggested that Kruger was on the cusp of signing a lucrative new three-year deal with Nine, but a source close to the star told Daily Mail that Nine “couldn’t justify paying her what Seven was prepared to pay.”

Kruger quit Seven in November 2011 and revealed she’d moved over to Nine just weeks later.

Since then, she’s hosted the midmorning show – originally called Mornings before its rebrand to Today Extra in 2017 – alongside David Campbell.

Just last week, the TV presenter shared a tweet spruiking the new season of The Voice, which she has hosted since 2015.

Speculation is rife that she will be named as new host of the revamped series of Big Brother, which was recently acquired by Seven.

Both Nine and Seven declined to comment when contacted by news.com.au.

It’s not yet known whether Kruger will see out her Nine contract, or finish up immediately.

More to come.



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