Melissa Doyle joins Today show eight years after being dumped from Sunrise

Melissa Doyle ‘joins the Today show’ eight years after being dumped from Sunrise – as Allison Langdon jokes she’s nervous about her job

Breakfast television can be brutal.

When the ratings are up, you’re an untouchable star; when they’re down, you’re turfed off to ‘spend more time with family’.

And Allison Langdon joked about the ruthless world of brekky TV bonings on Friday during an interview with someone who knows all about it: Melissa Doyle.

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Having a laugh: Allison Langdon (centre) joked about the ruthless world of brekky TV bonings on Friday during an interview with someone who knows all about it: Melissa Doyle (right)

Melissa, who was dumped from Channel Seven’s Sunrise in 2013 to make way for Sam Armytage, was on Today to promote the World Vision charity.

Allison quipped at the start of the interview that she was worried Melissa was about to replace her as female co-anchor.

She said: ‘I’ve got to be honest, I was little nervous when I heard Mel Doyle was joining the Today show that, you know, it’s the end of the year… maybe they haven’t told me something…’

This was a reference to the fact TV contracts are often up for renewal around November, which coincides with the end of the ratings year.

Melissa, who left Seven for good last year, joked that her own family got the wrong idea when Today promoted her interview as a potential breakfast TV comeback. 

‘Thanks for the promos, by the way,’ she said. ‘I’ve had phone calls from aunts and uncles and all sorts of family members going, “Really? Are you?”‘

'I was little nervous': Melissa, who was dumped from Sunrise in 2013 to make way for Sam Armytage, was on Today to promote the World Vision charity. Allison quipped at the start of the interview that she was worried Melissa was about to replace her as female co-anchor

‘I was little nervous’: Melissa, who was dumped from Sunrise in 2013 to make way for Sam Armytage, was on Today to promote the World Vision charity. Allison quipped at the start of the interview that she was worried Melissa was about to replace her as female co-anchor

Mel was one of Seven’s top presenters for 25 years, hosting breakfast show Sunrise from 2002 to 2013 and current affairs program Sunday Night from 2015 to 2019.

She was dropped by the network in August 2020.

Her departure was believed to be the result of the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which hit Seven particularly hard.

Golden girl: Mel was one of Seven's top presenters for 25 years, hosting breakfast show Sunrise from 2002 to 2013 and current affairs program Sunday Night from 2015 to 2019

Golden girl: Mel was one of Seven’s top presenters for 25 years, hosting breakfast show Sunrise from 2002 to 2013 and current affairs program Sunday Night from 2015 to 2019 

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