‘A new dawn’: Channel 7 star welcomes Sam’s replacement
Channel 7 presenter Edwina Bartholomew thanked new Sunrise co-host Natalie Barr for supporting her journey as a working mum in a heartfelt tribute last week.
On Sunday, Barr was announced as Samantha Armytage's replacement on the popular breakfast TV show and Bartholomew credited the mother-of-two with helping her during her first year of motherhood after the birth of her one-year-old daughter Molly.
"A new dawn with the incomparable @natalie_barr7 at the helm of @sunriseon7," Bartholomew wrote on Instagram.
"I have worked alongside Nat on and off for almost twenty years. She is the hardest working person I know, an excellent journalist and wonderful Mum to her two boys.
"Extremely elegant but also a self-confessed dag, I can't wait to see what she brings to the role. On a personal note, Nat has been such a great support since I had Molly with more than a few chats in the change room about the challenges of sleepless nights and juggling it all. Bring on Monday morning and this next chapter x."
Barr will now co-host alongside veteran TV presenter David Koch following Armytage's departure after eight years last week.
It comes after Armytage claimed women who are unmarried or don't have children are often treated differently in the workplace.
"Bosses don't ask as much of you if you're a wife or mother," she said in a candid interview last month.
"I've never shied away from hard work, but there was an expectation that Sam would do it because she's got nothing else going on. [Sometimes I'd think] 'Well, actually, I'd get something else going on if you didn't make me do this.'"
Confidential has contacted Channel 7 for comment.
Originally published as 'A new dawn': Channel 7 star welcomes Sam's replacement