Are Seven News girls at odds?

By David Knox on May 6, 2012 / Filed Under News 15

There’s a curious story in today’s Sunday Telegraph which fuels a spat between Seven’s Chris Bath and Samantha Armytage.

It claims the two have a frosty relationship (ok it actually says “bitter rivarly”) at Seven’s Martin Place studios.

According to the report, the friendship turned sour after Bath allegedly overheard Armytage gossiping about her to a co-worker.

The most telling hint is that neither has denied it, at least according to the way the article is worded.

“Look there’s no comment,” said Armytage “We all get on at Seven. I get on with everybody at Seven.”

Bath also declined to comment yesterday.

If it’s true they would hardly be the first co-workers in the biz to be at odds in this most ego-driven of industries, but it’s not a good look. At least it doesn’t appear to have spilled over into on-air presenting, because viewers didn’t seem to buy the Chris Bath / Mike Munro chemistry for very long on Sunday Night.

15 Comments »

  1. steve sydney May 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm -

    At least Sam wins her time slot

  2. funky gibbon May 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm -

    tmorgan ROFLOL!!!!!!!!

  3. MuchoTB May 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm -

    @chk chk: So she can be watched every day by less than 25,000 people nationwide? I think she’ll stick with Seven

  4. cleavy May 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm -

    LOL @ “Bath Vader.”

  5. jonno May 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm -

    Maybe a new show for Seven? Boxing with the Stars.

  6. deedeedragons May 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm -

    Perhaps Chris is cranky about her precious Parramatta Eels?

  7. Andrew May 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm -

    Of course, why does the Tele consider this ‘news’? It’s a useless piece of gossip that is not in the public’s interest and is it only published because it’s between two women? If it were two blokes, it would barely rate a mention.

    And Seven would far from be the only workplace in the world where two staffers may not get along.

    Remember Frontline with its “One Big Family” promos which went to great length to make out that everyone in television is very chummy when really they can’t stand to be in the same room as each other? So we get it – people in television don’t necessarily like each other. It’s hardly a newsflash.

  8. msd May 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm -

    Unintentional I’m sure but “news girls” comes off as a bit patronising in the headline and made me cringe. Nobody ever seems to refer to the men on TV as “news boy” or “weather boy”.

  9. JayElle May 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm -

    Samantha Armytage sounds so sincere when she says that.

  10. jezza the first original one May 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm -

    Yeah I agree with the general sentimemnt expressed on here. I too would like to see them battle it out, scantily clad throwing liquids at each other and having a wrestle…..great opportunity

  11. Kenny May 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm -

    Egos at 20 paces.

  12. The Moops May 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm -

    Not a good look for Seven, although jealousy and bitter rivalry between media colleagues is hardly a new phenomenon so there is probably some truth to the story. Maybe they should resolve it with a tag team jelly wrestling match. Surefire ratings winner, methinks.

  13. Ruddeger May 6, 2012 at 11:45 am -

    Now there’s a cat fight I’d like to see.

  14. chk chk May 6, 2012 at 9:05 am -

    Maybe Sam should move to Breakfast on Ten, she’ll be treated as royalty there.

  15. tmorgan96 May 6, 2012 at 8:00 am -

    Seven should make a drama inspired by this: Office Bitch Fight. Yay

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