Lucy’s dry humour will be a perfect replacement in the absence of Hughes.
TV Tonight understands the team has also been auditioning for a new newsreader for the show.
Meanwhile Carrie Bickmore is reportedly quitting her NOVA 100 job as Assistant News Director to concentrate on her newest TV role.
Rove is gearing up to celebrate 10 years of the show (on Nine / TEN) in September, which will include a look back at some of the show’s highlights and guests.
The show returns 8:30pm this Sunday night with guests Katy Perry, Carl Barron and Judd Apatow.