Is Breakfast Still Breakfast Without The Couch?

Publish Date
Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:48AM

Jack Tame and Hilary Barry have kicked off their first stint on the Breakfast show - but viewers had only one question on their mind.

What's happened to the couch?

The pair, who replace Rawdon Christie and Nadine Chalmers-Ross, debuted a bright new set this morning that replaced the show's traditional couch with a shiny newsdesk emblazoned with the word 'Breakfast'.

The pair appeared chatty but nervous in their first hour on the show, and were hampered by a few awkward pauses as they got into their rhythm.

They seemed to find their feet as they hit the second hour, flicking between the show's mix of live crosses, studio interviews, news and commentary with a little more ease.

Their sense of humour shined when covering entertainment stories about Kanye West and Mel Gibson, as well as during live crosses with Wallace, who was on a publicity tour around Auckland trying to promote the new show.

"People have choices in the morning. If you stuck with us, we really appreciate each and every one of you. It's not easy getting a new show off the ground," Wallace said.

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