TEN’s new morning show Breakfast will begin two weeks after the start of 2012 ratings according to new co-host Paul Henry.
Henry told the NZ Herald TEN’s Lachlan Murdoch has scheduled an on-air date for Monday, February 27.
“He wants me to be involved in employing the female co-host,” Henry said, “so I’m keen for a late-February start to give me some time to do that.”
The controversial host has previously said he has NZ radio commitments until March.
As part of his move to Australia, Henry was also due to front a Sunday night magazine-style show for New Zealand but sources say logistically it will be too hard and has been canned.
He is still set to appear in the TV3 panel show Would I Lie To You? potentially as host.
Breakfast, which also features Andrew Rochford, is part of TEN’s push into the morning television market and will lead into The Circle.