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Sunrise star Natalie Barr addresses ‘controversy’ after receiving ‘angry text’ while hosting show


Natalie Barr has addressed a ‘controversy’ that led to her wrapping up Sunrise “quickly” on Wednesday morning.

The star receiving an “angry text” from her husband Drew for “buggering up” the family’s recycling system, leading Nat to make a hasty exit.

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On Thursday, Kochie asked Nat for an update.

“How did the recycling turn up yesterday? The controversy this time yesterday,” he asked his co-host at the end of Thursday’s show.

“Yeah, Drew took a while to sort it out,” Nat shared, confirming that she was the “culprit” behind the mistake.

Natalie Barr shares an update on Thursday morning. Credit: Seven

“I think it might have been me that mucked it up, it’s very hard getting all your bins right,” she said.

“I must do better next week and I won’t get a bad text from my husband.”

“Morning Drew,” Kochie joked – implying that her husband was watching Sunrise live.

“He’s not watching, he’s on his way to work,” Nat laughed.

Kochie first revealed Nat’s mistake on Wednesday morning, joking with viewers that they had to wrap up the show “quickly” because “Nat’s in trouble”.

“She’s buggered up the recycling again,” Kochie said.

Kochie jokes with Nat after she revealed the angry text. Credit: Seven

Nat shook her head as she added that she “literally just got a text, an angry text on our family chat” from her husband.

The host shared that, although Drew understands the recycling rules, she and her son Hunter struggle.

Going to her friend’s defence, The Morning Show host Kylie Gillies agreed that “you need a university degree here at work to figure out the recycling”.

“I get very confused.”

Matt Doran and Kylie Gillies weigh in. Credit: Seven

The on-air moment comes after veteran Sunrise host Kochie announced he was stepping back from Friday June 9.

Kochie made the bombshell announcement live on Monday’s show – telling fans he was leaving the “world’s best job”.

The star’s voice broke as he told viewers: “Thank you for having me”.

He will step away as the longest-serving breakfast television host in Australian history, having broadcast a record 16,000 hours of live TV across more than 5300 shows and some 50,000 interviews.

Sunrise 2022 cast shot: Sam Mac, Edwina Bartholomew, Natalie Barr, David Koch and Mark Beretta. Credit: Seven

“I have loved every single minute of my time at Sunrise, and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved over the last 21 years,” Kochie said in a statement.

“I’ve been privileged to experience so many adventures, to meet so many incredible people and to cover so many moments of history in the making. It really is the world’s best job.

“I reckon I’ve spent more time with them than my family and it has been an utter joy. I’ll miss the Sunrise viewers who have energised me every single day.”

The Seven Network will announce Kochie’s replacement on Monday June 5.

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