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Hayley Holt and Jack Tame's behind the scenes Breakfast secrets

They may be front and centre every weekday morning, but now Hayley Holt and Jack Tame are sharing a few off-camera secrets with us.

By Ellen Mackenzie

Jack Tame

What do you do to get pumped for the show so early?
I neck five shots of coffee, a cup of Dilmah, then I crank up Rihanna in my dressing room.
What's your all-time favourite film and why?
The Castle. There are no bells and whistles, no special effects, and no Hollywood sex scenes! And yet I love it. The script and pace are perfect. It's just a beautiful piece of storytelling.
Who do you look up to and admire?
Daniel Faitaua. We give him plenty of stick at work, but that man is honestly Superdad! And if he ever gets tired of early mornings, he also has a great sports coaching career ahead of him.
Were you always a morning person?
I'm not a morning person now! Well ... I'm perhaps slightly more of a morning person than Hayley "Hit Snooze Again" Holt. But if it were up to me, I'd be asleep until at least 8am every day.
What's one thing you couldn't live without?
Dessert.

Hayley Holt

What do you do to get ready for the show so early in the morning?
Coffee, coffee and more coffee! I attempt to meditate in the make-up chair but usually end up falling back asleep. I do a couple of stretches to get the blood flowing and by that time I'm feeling pretty good. Sometimes we blast some good beats in the studio to get us all in the mood and then at 6am we are bright, chirpy and ready to roll.
What's one thing on your bucket list?
I would love to travel the length of Vietnam on a motorbike. I can't actually ride a motorbike yet, but dreams are free ...
What was the last TV show you binged and what did you like about it?
I was late to the Vikings game so I have spent some quality time over the holidays lost in Ragnar's crazy eyes. Plus, I'm pretty sure I have Viking ancestry so it's like catching up with my long-lost, albeit slightly psychotic, family.
Who do you look up to and admire?
I've said it before, but I'll say it again – Jacinda Ardern has changed the game for women all over the world. She's a shining example of a strong, feminine, independent leader.

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