The Hot Breakfast

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The Hot Breakfast
GenreSport, Comedy and Music (Breakfast)
Running time180 minutes
Country of originAustralia Australia
Home stationTriple M Melbourne
StarringEddie McGuire
Luke Darcy
Wil Anderson
Executive producer(s)Michael James (MJ)
Original release7 September 2009 – present
WebsiteOfficial site

The Hot Breakfast is an Australian breakfast radio show on Triple M in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is hosted by Eddie McGuire, former Western Bulldogs player Luke Darcy and comedian Wil Anderson.[1] The show began on Monday, 7 September 2009.

The show airs from 6am to 9am on weekday mornings and mergers sport, comedy and music with a more talkback style of radio.


The Hot Breakfast format is based on the Grill Team format pioneered by Triple M Melbourne in the early 1990s, merging sport, comedy and music with a more talkback style of radio. AFL football is often a popular topic on the show given that the show is based in Melbourne and that the hosts are all involved with clubs or as AFL broadcaster – McGuire is Collingwood president and an analyst and commentator, while Darcy not only played for the Western Bulldogs (which Anderson also supports) but is an AFL broadcaster for Triple M and Seven Network and Molloy is a well-known Richmond supporter.

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Victorian Premier John Brumby were the first guests on the show.

Steve Vizard filled in for McGuire for two weeks whilst McGuire was hosting the Nine Network's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Mick Molloy filled in for Luke Darcy in October 2010 while he was hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games and joined the show permanently in 2011.[2]

In July 2017, Triple M announced that Molloy would host a new national drive show with Jane Kennedy called Kennedy and Molloy across the Triple M network in 2018.[3] Molloy finished on the show on Friday 6 October 2017.

In September 2017, Wil Anderson was announced as Molloy's replacement.[4] Anderson started on the show on Monday 23 October.

Other previous hosts included Mieke Buchan and Tony Moclair.

Regular Segments[edit]

Triple M Report with Seb Costello airs throughout the show with the latest news and traffic.

Finance with The Barefoot Investor is a segment where Scott Pape chats about all things Finance, each Thursday.

Crime with Adam Shand is a segment where Herald Sun journalist Adam Shand keeps his pulse on crime in Melbourne, each Wednesday.

Music News with Nui Te Koha is a segment where Herald Sun writer Nui Te Koha each week delivers news on musical artists from home and abroad, each Tuesday.

Technology with Lior Rauchberger is a segment covering the latest news on technology and gaming, appearing around once a fortnight.

Live from Eddie's Desk is a segment where musical artists from home and abroad come into the show and play music.

Audience and ratings[edit]

In June 2013, The Hot Breakfast finished No.1 in the Melbourne FM radio ratings survey for the first time.


  1. ^ McGuire joins Triple M[dead link]B&T Today, 3 September 2009
  2. ^ Mick Molloy Joins The Hot Breakfast!
  3. ^ "Mick Molloy will be hosting a new national drive radio show next year". NewsComAu. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Wil Anderson To Join Triple M's Hot Breakfast". Triple M. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.

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