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Tamati Coffey to co-host Saturday Breakfast

Published: 5:58PM Thursday May 17, 2012

  • Tamati Coffey (Source: ONE News)
    Tamati Coffey - Source: ONE News

TVNZ has this morning announced that Tamati Coffey will be the new host of Saturday Breakfast.

Tamati will join Toni Street on the couch, replacing Rawdon Christie who has moved to hosting the weekday edition of the show.

The new role adds to a busy schedule for Tamati who is also hosting the upcoming entertainment show New Zealand's Got Talent, which screens on TV ONE later in the year.

Tamati will continue his role as weather presenter on the weekday edition of Breakfast four days a week.

Editor Daily Programmes, John Gillespie, said Tamati is a talented presenter and his popularity with viewers is evident in feedback from the public.

"He and Toni are both clever and charismatic, and so Tamati will be the perfect fit for Saturday Breakfast," Gillespie said.

Tamati, who has an honours degree in Political Studies from the University of Auckland, is looking forward to adding Saturday Breakfast to his ever-expanding CV, but as the winner of multiple viewers' choice awards for his weather presenting is not planning on giving up that aspect of his working life anytime soon.

"Since people seem to really like me doing Breakfast weather, it means I'll still be doing what I do best for most of the week, but Saturday Breakfast feels like such a natural step for me," he says.

"Toni is intelligent, warm, funny and gorgeous to boot, and between the two of us, you can guarantee Saturday mornings are going to be must see TV!"

Tamati begins with Saturday Breakfast from tomorrow.

Sam Wallace will step into Tamati's shoes for the day he is absent from Weekday Breakfast.

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