Studio 10

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Studio 10
GenreMorning show, news, current affairs
Created byAdam Boland
Presented by
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes1548 (as of 20 September 2019)
Executive producer(s)Tamara Simoneau
Production location(s)Sydney, New South Wales
Running time240 minutes (Weekdays)
120 minutes (Weekends)
Original networkNetwork 10
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (2016- )
Audio formatStereo
Original release4 November 2013 (2013-11-04) –
Preceded byThe Circle
Related showsWake Up
External links

Studio 10 is an Australian morning talk show on Network 10. The show is presented by Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Angela Bishop, Narelda Jacobs and Kerri-Anne Kennerley. The show airs between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on weekdays and a highlights show airs between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm on weekends. Studio 10 is broadcast live from Network 10 Studios in Pyrmont, a suburb in Sydney's inner-city.


On 9 June 2013, Network 10 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.[1] It was later announced Joe Hildebrand, Sarah Harris and Jessica Rowe would also be presenters on the new program.[2] After a viewer competition, the program's name was announced in July 2013 to be Studio 10.[3][4] The program would be filmed from Network 10'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.[5]

On 11 November 2013, Buttrose served as a guest on Network 10's then breakfast show, Wake Up. Network 10 had planned to transport her from Wake Up's Manly studio to Ten's Pyrmont studios by water taxi across Sydney Harbour in time for Studio 10 and film her journey with an overhead helicopter.[6] However, due to poor weather Buttrose's water taxi became stranded, meaning she missed most of Studio 10.[7]

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.[8] 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).[9][10]

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".[11]

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.[12]

In November 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.[13]

On 24 July 2017, Studio 10 expanded to 3.5 hours, finishing at 12pm.[14]

In March 2018, Rowe resigned as panelist citing a desire to spend more time with her children.[15] However, it was reported at the time that the network was planning on removing her from the program. These reports came from former Executive Producer Rob McKnight, who was sacked from the network in November 2017, reportedbly due to conflict with the show's personnel.[16][17][18] In April 2018, Buttrose resigned as panelist to focus on other parts of my life, including spending more time with her grandchildren and writing.[19] However, this exit was also reportedly due to conflict with Drysdale.[20] Angela Bishop and Denise Scott were later announced as new panelists on the show replacing both Rowe and Buttrose.[21]

In August 2018, Drysdale announced she would be taking the rest of the year off the program, due to exchasion caused by travelling between Sydney and the Gold Coast, where she resides.[22] In September 2018, it was announced that former breakfast host Kerri-Anne Kennerley had joined as a new panelist.[23]

In December 2018, it was announced that fill-in Natarsha Belling will join the program as the program's news anchor in 2019.[24]

In July 2019, Denise Scott announced her resignation as a panelist, she will remain with the show as a Melbourne correspondent.[25]

In December 2019, it was announced that 10 News First Perth's Narelda Jacobs would be relocating to Sydney and joining Studio 10 as a panelist and reporter on 13 January 2020.[26]

On 24 March 2020, the program expanded to 4 hours, beginning at 8am.[27]


Presenter Role Tenure Notes
Sarah Harris Host/moderator 2013–present
Joe Hildebrand Panelist/Co-host 2013–present
Angela Bishop Panelist/Co-host 2018–present
Denise Drysdale Panelist/Co-host 2016–present Week 1: Thursday & Friday
Kerri-Anne Kennerley Panelist/Co-host 2018–present Week 1: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Week 2: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Narelda Jacobs Panelist/Co-host 2020–present Week 2: Monday & Tuesday
Natarsha Belling News 2019–present
Jonathan Coleman Various Roles 2013–present
Natalie Hunter Reporter 2018–present
Denise Scott Melbourne correspondent 2019–present
Craig Bennett Showbiz and Entertainment reporter 2013–present
Kate Albert Advertorials 2018–present
Raylene Metlitzsky Advertorials 2018–present
Nikki Ranco Advertorials 2016–present

Former presenters[edit]

Presenter Role Tenure
Jessica Rowe Panelist/Co-host 2013–2018
Ita Buttrose Panelist/Co-host 2013–2018
Denise Scott Panelist/Co-host 2018–2019
David Robinson Reporter 2013–2019
Scott Tweedie Reporter 2018–2019

Fill-in presenters[edit]

The following people have filled in for Bishop, Drysdale & Kennerley:

The following people have filled in for Hildebrand:

The following people have filled in for Harris:


Studio 10's first broadcast rated low, averaging only 61,000 viewers nationally, behind its rivals The Morning Show and Mornings.[28] These figures dropped dramatically within weeks.[29] In an effort to build ratings, unlike its rivals, Studio 10 remained on air for the entirety of the summer 2013/14 period.[30][31] This strategy worked, and 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.[32]

Over the 2014/2015 summer period whilst The Morning Show and Mornings were on hiatus, Studio 10 received more than 100,000 viewers nationally numerous times.

Following the axing of Wake Up, Studio 10 suffered a brief decline in ratings, before quickly doubling its ratings average.[33][34]

Since 2015, average ratings have sharply increased against their commercial counterparts. The whole show now has a 15.8% share of the 8:30am to 12pm market with 2017 showing the biggest improvements in audience share yet.[35]


The show has been described as being similar to its predecessor The Circle and an Australian version of The View.[36]


At the 2017 Logie Awards, Studio 10 was nominated in two categories. The show was nominated for Best News Panel or a Current Affairs Program, while host Sarah Harris was nominated for the Best Presenter award.

Regular segments[edit]

What in the Weird (2013–present)[edit]

Joe Hildebrand shows funny clips from the internet.

Showbiz File (2013–present)[edit]

Each morning Angela Bishop or Craig Bennett host a celebrity gossip segment. On occasion, both Bishop and Bennett have been unavailable and fill-in presenters have included Anna Kooiman, John Caldwell and Richard Reid.

Daily Dilemma (2013–present)[edit]

Every day around 10:04am, 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 and occasionally KidSpot (Melissa Wilson).

What Grinds my Gears (2016–present)[edit]

Denise Drysdale reads out viewer complaints about things in life that annoy them.

Ding Dong Does Dinner (2016–present)[edit]

Denise Drysdale teaches the viewers a recipe, usually with comedic results.

Jono's Flashback Quiz (2018—present)[edit]

Every Friday Jonathan Colman hosts a weekly quiz. Each week's quiz has a theme and Jono normally dresses up in a character linked to this theme. Points were awarded randomly for funny answers, and occasionally for getting the answers correct.

Kak's Konfessional (2020–present)[edit]

Kerri-Anne Kennerley provides solutions to viewers who have a secret problem that needs to be solved.

Former segments[edit]

Ask Ita (2014–2018)[edit]

Members of the public submitted questions for Ita Buttrose via social media. Ita answered two to three viewer questions every day, after 9:10am. As of 2016, on days when Buttrose was not in studio responses to questions were pre taped.

What in the Cute (2016–2018)[edit]

Jessica Rowe showed clips from the internet. As of 2018, due to Rowe's departure from the show, this segment was removed.

It Happened This Week (2013–2014)[edit]

Each Monday morning until 2014, Jonathan Coleman joined the panel to take a look at events which happened during that week in history.

The $5 Quiz (2014–2018)[edit]

Every Friday until 2018, reporter David Robinson hosted a parody game show called "The $5 quiz". It was billed as "Australia's cheapest game show" and involved the hosts, guest panellist and usually a studio audience member competing for the grand prize of AU$5. Points were awarded randomly for funny answers, and occasionally for getting the answers correct.

What Floats Your Boat (2018—2019)[edit]

Denise Scott shared what floats viewers boat.

Special broadcasts[edit]

  • 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.[37]
  • From 3 to 5 February 2014, Studio 10 was broadcast live from Network 10'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.[38]
  • 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.[39]
  • Studio 10 and TEN Eyewitness News joined forces on Wednesday 9 November (Tuesday 8 November 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 28 March 2017, Studio 10 commenced at 6am (5am in Queensland) and was presented from the Ten Eyewitness News desk in Sydney by Sarah Harris & Matthew White to cover Cyclone Debbie and the program was broadcast live into Queensland.
  • On Monday 24 April 2017, the show broadcast live from Melbourne for their post-Logies party.
  • On Monday 22 May 2017, the show was extended until approximately 1pm AEST for rolling coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing. The regular show turned into rolling coverage at approximately 9am. At some point during this broadcast, Drysdale left the panel and the show moved to the Ten Eyewitness News set. At approximately 12pm, Natarsha Belling joined the panel.
  • For the week of Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June 2017, Studio 10 broadcast live from various locations in south east Queensland. They spent two days on the Gold Coast, two days in Brisbane and one day on the Sunshine Coast.
  • On Friday 14 July 2017, Studio 10 produced a live tribute to Network 10's former morning talk program Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton. The program aired live from the original studio in Ten's South Yarra studios and featured appearances by former regulars Phillip Brady, Ken James, Elizabeth Chong, Lauren Newton, Tonia Todman, Rhonda Burchmore, Robert Mascara, Susie Elelman and Moira McLean. Patti Newton joined as the fifth panellist alongside the main hosts and performed, while Chong cooked an easy fried rice dish and Mascara brought back his popular limerick. GMA host Bert Newton was unable to attend due to health problems. Musical Director John Foreman was also unable to attend. John prerecorded his memories, while Bert phoned in and shared his memories on air.
  • On Friday 10 May 2019, Studio 10 Devoted 90 minutes of the show to an "Angiversary", celebrating host Angela Bishop's 30 years at Network Ten. The show presented a look at Bishop's memorable moments and included celebratory messages from the entire Studio 10 family, plus friends & family. Vanessa Amarosi & Ian Moss performed live.


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.[40]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Sams, Christine (13 September 2013). "Jessica Rowe Gets The Last Laugh As She Takes The Studio 10 Chair". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
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  19. ^ Knox, David (24 April 2018). "Ita Buttrose To Leave Studio 10". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
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  38. ^ "Gallery: Day Of Drama". TV Tonight. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  39. ^ "Studio 10: TV 60". 16 September 2016.
  40. ^ "Rosie Batty blasts Studio 10 host Joe Hildebrand on morning TV". 2 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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