There hasn't been a change in presenters on TV One's
show. At least, not yet.
Rawdon Christie and Nadine Chalmers-Ross showed up for work today, despite being told they'd been dumped as hosts from the morning news show on Friday.
The pair quickly got into the day's news, showing no sign of the rumours surrounding the show's presenting partnership.
Sources told the Weekend Herald the pair learned the news when called to a meeting with news boss John Gillespie after Friday's broadcast.
Christie, Chalmers-Ross and morning newsreader Peter Williams were spotted drinking at a central Auckland bar on Friday afternoon.
Several people were said to be commiserating with them. Sources told the Herald that Christie and Chalmers-Ross were upset.
Christie was unwilling to speak, when asked by the Herald on Sunday, if he was departing the job.
"I have two answers to that question - a short one and a long one," he said. "The short answer is, 'No comment', the long one is, 'Absolutely no comment'."
Speculation is rife that a new Breakfast host pairing of Hilary Barry and Jack Tame are set to take over the morning airwaves at TVNZ.
Barry signed off from MediaWorks in May, ending a 23-year association with TV3, where she worked on Paul Henry's morning current affairs show and co-hosted the network's 6pm news bulletin.
Tame is TVNZ's New York-based US correspondent and has a regular Saturday show on Newstalk ZB.
Read more: A complete history of TVNZ Breakfast hosts
A Herald online poll on Thursday gave the thumbs up for a Barry-Tame Breakfast combo.
The unscientific poll had a 67 per cent approval rating for Barry and Tame, compared to 12 per cent for Christie and Chalmers-Ross. Christie and Alison Pugh, who is on maternity leave, had just 9 per cent behind the "someone else" option at 11 per cent.