New Good Morning hosts announced

Rod Cheeseman and Jeanette Thomas will be the new hosts of TVNZ's Good Morning show next year. Photo / supplied
Rod Cheeseman and Jeanette Thomas will be the new hosts of TVNZ's Good Morning show next year. Photo / supplied

Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman will replace Brendon Pongia and Sarah Bradley on TV One's morning chat show Good Morning.

The pair will take over co-presenting duties on the 10am-midday show from 2012, TVNZ announced in a statement today.

"I'm hugely excited about co-hosting Good Morning. I've long been a fan of the show," said Thomas in a statement.

The current hosts were asked to reapply for their jobs in September after a decision was made to move the studio from Wellington to Auckland.

At the time, TVNZ said it wanted to "tap into" talent in Auckland, even though it meant 14 jobs would be at risk.

Former presenter Steve Gray - who was dumped from Good Morning in 2009 - said it was another "stupid" move by TVNZ.

"We don't have actors. The guests are real people and [Pongia] is always fantastic at making them not worried and getting the best out of them on air, which is a really rare talent."

He said TVNZ was notorious for getting rid of valuable staff.

- HERALD ONLINE

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