Eddie McGuire admits he had doubts about stopping his Triple M breakfast radio show – and reveals the one thing that would keep him coming back
He is preparing to air his last Triple M radio show this week, after 11 years on the air.
But Eddie McGuire, 56, admitted he was initially hesitant to end his Melbourne breakfast show.
Speaking to Confidential, Eddie conceded that he and his co-host Luke Darcy would find it extremely difficult to say goodbye.
‘You don’t want to leave’: Eddie McGuire, 56, admitted he was initially hesitant to quit his Triple M Melbourne Hot Breakfast radio show
“We’re going to miss it all. Even as I was reading (my decision to quit the show), I was wondering if I should hit the dump button because you don’t want to go, and you never go, but sometimes it happens at a chance position, this who has.’
The “dump button” prevents the broadcast of the previous 10 seconds of the program.
As Eddie prepares for an emotional goodbye on Friday, he admitted there was a chance he would return one day.
Wrestling: Eddie admitted that he and his co-host Luke Darcy will find it extremely difficult to say goodbye. Pictured with co-host Luke Darcy
‘You never know’: As Eddie prepares for an emotional goodbye on Friday, he admitted there was a chance he would come back one day, especially if he got the chance to work again with Luke Darcy
“ I already said goodbye here and came back, so you never know, ” he admitted, referring to his departure, and eventual return, on the breakfast show. by Richard Stubbs.
He added: “ If I ever get the chance to work with Luke Darcy again, I’ll grab him with both hands. ”
It comes after Eddie told the Herald Sun that his mother’s death in August prompted the decision to withdraw from his popular radio show.
Sincere farewell: Eddie announced this month on Triple M Melbourne’s The Hot Breakfast that the show will air its final episode on Friday, November 27
He also revealed that his co-host Luke suffered a similar loss when his father, David Darcy, passed away the same month.
“ Darce’s dad was such a great friend of the show and loved so much. My mother passed away two days later, but we knew it was imminent. My opinion is if you don’t learn from this year you won’t learn much, ”Eddie said.
Former Nine CEO explained that he had ‘suffered for a while’ from the weight of the decision, but realized early alarms, daily commitments and a feeling of ‘jet lag’ indicated his need to “ reflect and recharge your batteries ”.
Family: This comes after Eddie told the Herald Sun that his mother’s death in August prompted the decision to withdraw from his popular radio show. Pictured: Eddie and his mother in 1993