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|Genre||Morning show, news current affairs|
|Created by||Adam Boland|
|Presented by||Ita Buttrose
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||470 (as of 21 August 2015)|
|Executive producer(s)||Rob McKnight|
|Location(s)||Pyrmont, New South Wales|
|Running time||150 minutes (2.5 hours)|
|Original channel||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||4 November 2013 – present|
|Preceded by||The Circle (2010–2012)|
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 Tens 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 and Wake Up
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. However, its counterpart, Wake Up did not air.
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. In 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.
Each morning a guest panelist joins Buttrose, Harris, Rowe and Hilbebrand on the panel. The following people have served as guest panelists on Studio 10:
- 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
The following people have filled in for Buttrose and Rowe:
- Jo Stanley
- Jane Caro
- Kerry Chikarovski
- Gretel Killeen
- Kristina Keneally
- Kathy Lette
- Angela Catterns
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 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.
Members of the public submit questions for Ita Buttrose via social media. Ita will answer two viewer questions every day, after 9:10am.
What in the Weird
Each day Joe Hildebrand shows funny clips from the internet.
It Happened This Week
Each Monday morning Jonathan Coleman joins the panel to take a look at noteworthy events which have happened in that particular week in history.
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
The $5 Quiz
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.
- 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 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, 4th 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.
- 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 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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- "Ten's new TV shows Wake Up and Studio 10 start November 4". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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- "Cameraman Justin Lyons reveals Steve Irwin's last moments: 'I'm dying'". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
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- "Wake Up axed, cuts to TEN News". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
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