Tommy Little and Carrie Bickmore confirmed for Hit Network drive slot

The Hit Network has confirmed that Tommy Little and Carrie Bickmore will be hosting the national drive show in 2021.

The pair will replace Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Ed Kavalee, who are moving to 2Day FM’s breakfast slot in Sydney next year.

Carrie, 39, and Tommy, 35, currently host the 3pm to 5pm afternoon slot, but their show will now be extended until 6pm.

New gig: The Hit Network has confirmed that Tommy Little and Carrie Bickmore will be hosting the national drive show in 2021

New gig: The Hit Network has confirmed that Tommy Little and Carrie Bickmore will be hosting the national drive show in 2021

New gig: The Hit Network has confirmed that Tommy Little and Carrie Bickmore will be hosting the national drive show in 2021

Carrie said in a statement that connecting with listeners is one of her ‘greatest joys’, adding that she’s ‘excited’ about the extended show.

She continued: ‘2020 has been a strange old year but one of the greatest joys has been the chance to connect with our listeners and provide them with the opportunity for a couple of hours of escapism, great tunes and big laughs. 

‘We love that privilege and are really excited about returning in 2021 as the Hit Network’s drive show.’ 

Thrilled: Carrie said in a statement that connecting with listeners is one of her 'greatest joys', adding that she's 'excited' about the extended show

Thrilled: Carrie said in a statement that connecting with listeners is one of her 'greatest joys', adding that she's 'excited' about the extended show

Thrilled: Carrie, 39, and Tommy, 35, currently host the 3pm to 5pm afternoon slot, but their show will now be extended until 6pm

Hit Network boss Gemma Fordham added: ‘We know our audience love the show and want more, they have proven to be a ratings success for us and the support from advertisers wanting to be part of the show is incredible.

We are delighted to offer more of Carrie and Tommy in 2021.’ 

It comes after Southern Cross Austereo announced the hosts of 2Day FM’s new Sydney breakfast show: Hughesy, Ed and newcomer Erin Molan. 

The new format, known as The Morning Crew, will replace Music For Breakfast, the music-only show fronted by Jamie Angel since August 2019.

Fresh start: On Monday, Southern Cross Austereo confirmed that Hughesy (centre) and Ed (left) would be taking over Sydney's 2Day FM breakfast show alongside Erin Molan (right)

Fresh start: On Monday, Southern Cross Austereo confirmed that Hughesy (centre) and Ed (left) would be taking over Sydney's 2Day FM breakfast show alongside Erin Molan (right)

Fresh start: The pair will replace Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes (centre) and Ed Kavalee (left), who are moving to 2Day FM’s breakfast Slot Online Terpercaya in Sydney next year alongside newcomer Erin Molan (right)

While Hughesy and Ed have been with the network for some time, Erin is being drafted in from Nine Radio, where she was known for her sports coverage on 2GB.

Despite quitting Nine Radio, Erin will continue to be employed by Channel Nine.

‘Erin remains with Nine’s television business.

She is leaving Nine Radio and leaves with our best wishes as we didn’t want to stand between her and what is a great opportunity,’ said a network spokesperson.

Part of the family: Dave and Ed currently host the Hit Network's drive show

Part of the family: Dave and Ed currently host the Hit Network's drive show

Part of the family: Dave and Ed currently host the Hit Network’s drive show

Recruit: Erin is being drafted in from Nine Radio, where she was known for her sports coverage

Recruit: Erin is being drafted in from Nine Radio, where she was known for her sports coverage

Recruit: Erin is being drafted in from Nine Radio, where she was known for her sports coverage

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