TV ONE Breakfast co-host Petra Bagust has revealed that she is leaving the show at the end of the year.
Bagust, who joined Breakfast in early 2011, made the announcement live on air this morning.
"I always said that I would give up this job the day I go to bed before the children, and that day is rapidly approaching," she said.
Bagust added that she has "loved the challenge of Breakfast... and it was a privilege going live to the country three hours a morning".
She also commented that Breakfast has meant "keeping Kiwis informed... during two incredible years full of tragedy and triumphs", particularly during the Christchurch earthquake, Royal Wedding, the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics.
"It's been a rollercoaster ride - Breakfast is bloody hard work, and it takes a lot of effort from an incredibly committed group of people to make it happen. I want to say thanks for having me on the team. Bring on summer and 2013," she said.
A regular on New Zealand screens since 1996, Bagust has
presented a diverse range of television from live news to talent