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Paul Henry set to leave TV3

The broadcaster is believed to be stepping down from his breakfast show and leaving TV3.
Paul Henry

Paul Henry is reportedly set to leave both his breakfast show and the TV3 network, less than two years after launching the programme.

The New Zealand Herald reports that the veteran broadcaster will be replaced by Duncan Garner in the mornings, with an official announcement of the changes coming Thursday.

However, a spokesperson for MediaWorks would not confirm the rumours when asked by the Herald, saying it was “all speculation” for now.

Paul Henry is rumoured to be stepping down from his breakfast show.

The news comes after a controversial week for Paul, after his comments about a woman’s breasts were published as part of a Canvas magazine piece with writer Greg Bruce.

He later released an official apology, saying, “I meant no harm or offence by what I said.”

In that same interview, he also spoke about having mixed feelings for his job.

“I’m not loving it or hating it, I’m doing it. Some days are very satisfying, some days are less satisfying. But they’re days,” he told Canvas.

Hilary Barry worked alongside Paul as a co-host on his breakfast show before moving to Breakfast.

Hilary Barry, who worked with Paul on his eponymous breakfast show before moving to TVNZ’s Breakfast, later made a point of praising her new male co-stars last Monday.

“Can I say how lovely it is for me to work with three such kind, caring men, so respectful of women,” she said while on air.

“Just spare a thought for other women who are turning up on other breakfast shows this morning who don’t get to work with guys like you. Enough said,” she commented.

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