|Genre||Morning show, news current affairs|
|Created by||Adam Boland|
|Presented by||Ita Buttrose
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||884 (as of 22 March 2017)|
|Executive producer(s)||Rob McKnight|
|Location(s)||Pyrmont, New South Wales|
150 minutes (2.5 hours) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 11amSunday 9:30am to 12pm
|Original network||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (2016- )
|Original release||4 November 2013 – present|
|Preceded by||The Circle (2010–2012)|
Studio 10 is an Australian morning talk show on Network Ten. The show is presented by Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand, Sarah Harris, Jessica Rowe and Denise Drysdale. The show airs between 8:30 am and 11:00 am on weekdays and a highlights show airs between 8:30 am and 11:00 am on weekends.
- 1 History
- 2 Presenters
- 3 Theme Song
- 4 Ratings
- 5 Reception
- 6 Regular segments
- 6.1 Ask Ita (2014 - present)
- 6.2 What in the Weird (2013 - present)
- 6.3 Showbiz File (2013 - present)
- 6.4 It Happened This Week (2013 - 2014)
- 6.5 Daily Dilemma (2013 - present)
- 6.6 The $5 Quiz (2014 - present)
- 6.7 What Grinds my Gears (2016 - present)
- 6.8 What in the Cute (2016 - present)
- 6.9 Ding Dong Does Dinner (2016 - present)
- 7 Special broadcasts
- 8 Controversy
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
On 9 June 2013, Network Ten announced a new mid-morning show to replace The Circle which it cancelled the year previously. Ita Buttrose was the first presenter of the program to be named, her appointment drew much media attention as she was 71 years of age at the time. It was later announced Joe Hildebrand, Sarah Harris and Jessica Rowe would also be presenters on the new program The program would be filmed from Ten's Sydney studios in front of a live studio audience. It was later announced it would premiere on 4 November 2013 as part of Ten's brand new morning lineup which also included the short lived breakfast program Wake Up.
 On 11 November 2013, Buttrose served as a guest on Ten's then breakfast show, Wake Up. Network Ten had planned to transport her from Wake Up's Manly studio to Tens Pyrmont studios by water taxi across Sydney Harbour in time for Studio 10 and film her journey with an overhead helicopter. However, due to poor weather Buttrose's water taxi became stranded, meaning she missed most of Studio 10.
In December 2013, Studio 10 began airing on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These editions of the program contain highlights of both Studio 10 over the past week.
On 25 December 2013, Studio 10 became the first Australian morning or breakfast television program to air on Christmas morning. This edition of the program was pre-recorded in full with all new content. The Christmas Day edition of the show has become an annual tradition and now includes their yearly Christmas clip (a video where the cast mimes to a Christmas song)
On 10 March 2014, Studio 10 interviewed Justin Lyons, the cameraman who was with Steve Irwin when he died. The interview made headlines around the world with Irwin's last words revealed as "I'm dying" The final half-hour of the program was originally known as Studio 10 You with a focus on health and beauty, however that branding was later dropped. A separate edition of the program airs in Perth, with a mix of local content as well as interviews, segments and features from the East Coast version
On 15 July 2014, Sarah Harris went on leave, to marry her fiancé. Network Ten announced that Natarsha Belling would fill in for her position as co-host. On 14 November 2014, Sarah Harris again left her position for a month to host a local version of Shark Tank. Natarsha Belling filled her position.
In late 2015, Buttrose announced she will appear on the show just two mornings a week from 2016 to spend more time with her grandchildren with Denise Drysdale to join the panel for the remaining three shows.
On 28 January 2016 the show broadcast episode 584, eclipsing the number of episodes produced by its predecessor, The Circle
|Ita Buttrose||Panelist (Monday & Tuesday)||2013–present|
|Denise Drysdale||Panelist (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)||2016–present|
|Angela Bishop||Showbiz File||2013–present|
|Craig Bennett||Showbiz File||2013–present|
Each morning a guest panelist joins Buttrose or Drysdale, Harris, Rowe and Hilbebrand on the panel. The following people have served as guest panelists on Studio 10:
- Anjali Rao
- Meshel Laurie
- Germaine Greer
- Jean Kittson
- Ray Martin
- Colette Mann
- Katie Price
- Sandra Sully
- Sophie Falkiner
- Matt Preston
- Hugh Riminton
- Liz Ellis
- Val Lehman
- Charli Robinson
- James Morrison
- Russel Howcroft
- Michelle Bridges
- Dan Ilic
- Darryn Lyons
- Hayley Lewis
- Kate Langbroek
- Gary Eck
- Steven Bradbury
- Rebecca Morse
- Paula Abdul
- Tom Keneally
- Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
- Anthony Koutoufides
- David Flint
- Julian Clary
- Kathryn Robinson
- Jason Morrison
- Denise Drysdale
- John Mangos
- Ian Dickson
- Tim Gossage
- Jamie Durie
- Rowena Wallace
- Ron Wilson
- Julie Goodwin
- Matt Tilley
- Dick Smith
- Stephanie Rice
- Libbi Gorr
- Grant Denyer
- Shane Jacobson
- Trisha Goddard
- Marcia Hines
- Ronn Moss
- Tanya Plibersek
- Lawrence Mooney
- Malcolm Turnbull
- Colin Lane
- Adam Spencer
- Emma Freedman
- Maggie Kirkpatrick
- Pat Cash
- Suzi Quatro
- Max Gillies
- Chrissie Swan
- Chris Bath
- Heather Maltman
- Benita Collings
- John Burgess
- John Blackman
The following people have filled in for Buttrose, Rowe & Drysdale:
- Jo Stanley
- Jane Caro
- Kerry Chikarovski
- Gretel Killeen
- Anna Kooiman
- Kristina Keneally
- Kathy Lette
- Angela Catterns
- Heather Maltman
- David Robinson
- Jo Casamento (Regular Fill-In for Rowe)
- Susie Elelman (Regular Fill-In for Buttrose & Drysdale)
The following people have filled in for Hildebrand:
The following people have filled in for Harris:
On March 13 2017, The show debut a brand new theme song. Previously the show used Production Music. The theme song is sung by Buddy Goode.
We Love Jess! x2
And We Love Sarah!,
We Love Joe! x2
And We Love Ita!
We Love Denise! x2
See What The Fuss Is All About!
Studio 10, We Love Studio 10!
Studio 10's first broadcast rated low, averaging only 61,000 viewers nationally, behind its rivals The Morning Show and Mornings These figures dropped dramatically within weeks.' In an effort to build ratings, unlike its rivals Studio 10 remained on air for the entirety of the summer 2013/14 period' This strategy worked, its viewership numbers over the summer period slowly built up to an average of 65,000 with its Christmas Day edition watched by 85,000 people nationally.
Since the beginning of the 2014 ratings season, Studio 10 has averaged 50,000 viewers an episode. Despite this, Ten CEO Hamish McLennan has stated that the show is "performing well" and subsequently was not axed along with its lead in Wake Up in May 2014.
Over the 2014/2015 summer period whilst TMS and Mornings were on hiatus, Studio Ten received more than 100,000 nationally numerous times.
Ask Ita (2014 - present)
Members of the public submit questions for Ita Buttrose via social media. Ita will answer two to three viewer questions every day, after 9:10am. As of 2016, on days when Buttrose is not in studio responses to questions will be pre taped.
What in the Weird (2013 - present)
Joe Hildebrand shows funny clips from the internet.
Showbiz File (2013 - present)
Each morning Angela Bishop or Craig Bennett catch the panel up on all the glitz and glamour in the world of showbiz.
It Happened This Week (2013 - 2014)
Each Monday morning Jonathan Coleman joins the panel to take a look at noteworthy events which have happened in that particular week in history.
Daily Dilemma (2013 - present)
Every day around 9.20am, a writer or columnist joins the panel to pose a question to the audience, inviting members of the public to discuss the question via social media. This segment was previously presented in conjunction with The Hoopla but since 2015 articles and guests have been sourced from news.com.au and occasionally KidSpot.
The $5 Quiz (2014 - present)
Every Friday reporter David Robinson hosts a parody game show called "The $5 quiz". It's billed as "Australia's cheapest game show" and involves the hosts, guest panellist and usually a studio audience member competing for the grand prize of AU$5. Points are awarded randomly for funny answers, complimenting the host and, on rare occasions, for getting the answers correct.
What Grinds my Gears (2016 - present)
Denise Drysdale reads out viewer complaints about the little things in life that annoys them.
What in the Cute (2016 - present)
Jessica Rowe shows cute clips from the internet.
Ding Dong Does Dinner (2016 - present)
Denise Drysdale teaches the viewers a recipe..usually with hilarious results!
- On 15 November 2013, Studio 10 broadcast live from the Bennelong Lawn in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. During this episode, the program broadcast the Pride Of Australia Awards live. The telecast was also repeated the following morning on Ten.
- From 3 to 5 February 2014, Studio 10 was broadcast live from Network Ten's Adelaide studios.
- On 15 March 2014, a special prime-time edition of Studio 10 aired in Adelaide to cover the South Australian Election.
- On 17 April 2014, Studio 10 was extended until 11:30am to cover Prince William and Kate's tour of Australia. The following morning (Good Friday) it was also extended, to 12:00pm.
- On 25 April 2014, Studio 10 was extended until 12:00pm, with live commercial-free coverage of Anzac Day.
- On 4 November 2014, Studio 10 celebrated its first birthday. The show featured highlights from the first year, and no fifth panelist, instead focusing on its core cast.
- On 15 December 2014, Studio 10 was extended until 5:00pm to cover the ongoing 2014 Sydney hostage crisis. The following morning it was also extended to begin at 6:00am
- On 6 and 7 January 2015, Studio 10 presented extended live and local editions into Adelaide, covering the local bushfires. Natarsha Belling presented in studio with Sarah Harris on location.
- On 9 February 2015, Studio 10 went live into all markets around the country to cover the spill motion against Prime Minister Tony Abbott (8.30am in NSW ACT VIC TAS, 8am in SA, 7.30 in QLD and 5.30am in WA). The program continued until 11am local time in each market until WA was off air.
- On 20 February 2015, Sarah Harris presented Studio 10 from Queensland (with Natarsha Belling hosting from the studio) to cover Cyclone Marcia and the program was broadcast live into Queensland.
- The day following the Logies, 4 May 2015, Studio 10 broadcast from Ten's South Yarra studios in Melbourne. Natarsha Belling hosted the program in place of Sarah Harris who was unwell at the time.
- On 8 July 2015, Studio 10 broadcast a special 1988 episode with an '80s looking set. The cast dressed up for the occasion and the regular format of the show was abandoned for the day. This episode was repeated the following weekend and again on 1 January 2016.
- From 12 to 14 August 2015, Studio 10 again broadcast from Ten's South Yarra studios in Melbourne.Local identities Stephen Quartermain, Chrissie Swan and Andrew Bolt served as 5th panelists, with Studio 10 regular Libbi Gorr filling in for Ita on Friday.
- On 2 October 2015, Studio 10 celebrated its 500th Episode. It featured highlights, themed graphics and no fifth panellist.
- In December 2015 Studio 10 once again returned to Ten's South Yarra studios in Melbourne for four live shows which were presented by Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale and Ita Buttrose.
- On 29 January 2016 the program aired another speciality episode, focussing on the year 1977. None of the regular set was used, instead replaced by a white cyclorama with coloured lights and pot plants. An effect was added to the screen to simulate broadcasts in the 1970s.
- On 16 September 2016, Studio 10 broadcast a 3.5 hour special to commemorate 60 years of Australian television. The usual set was replaced by a specialised set to mark the occasion. The show featured memorable moments and special guests from the 6 decades of television.
- Studio 10 and TEN Eyewitness News joined forces on Wednesday November 9 (Tuesday Nov 8 in the U.S.) to cover the results of the U.S. election. Coverage started just before 10am and went through until 6pm (the 5pm news aired in NSW/VIC while coverage continues in other states).
- On Friday 13 January 2017 the entire show was determined by a spinning wheel. All of the regular segments and feature interviews were on the wheel. Whatever segment the wheel landed on was the next thing they would do. The audience were given a behind-the-scenes look at television as they showed sets being changed over in order to do the next item.
- On Thursday 26 January 2016, the entire show went outside and was extended until 12pm to celebrate Australia Day. Hilderbrand and Drysdale performed "I Still Call Australia Home
- On Monday April 24 2017, the show broadcast live from Melbourne for their post-Logies party."
On 2 April 2014. Hildebrand caused offence with remarks about domestic violence. Hildebrand later apologised for his remarks after a confrontation by Rosie Batty, whose partner murdered their 11-year-old son and was scheduled to appear on the program later that day.
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