Former Sunrise presenter David Koch and his alleged rival Karl Stefanovic may have finally broken up.
The rivalsThe presenters have been vying for Australian morning TV viewers for 14 years but may be planning a joint business venture.
It seems the two have become good friends after Koch left his position at Channel 7.
Koch and Stefanovic met Natalie Barr for lunch and hit it off – and are now considering a collaboration.
Koch said in an interview that after a reconciliation, they are considering starting a podcast together.
Speaking on the podcast Something To Talk About, Koch said: “Would you believe Karl, I and Nat had lunch together two weeks after the conclusion of ‘Sunrise’?
“So we had lunch together and he’s weirdly talking about doing a podcast together so maybe something comes out of it!”
Koch, nicknamed “Kochie”, gave up his role as Sunrise host in June, making him the longest-serving morning television host in Australia.
Fans have expressed their disappointment at his departure, but Koch revealed that he hopes to spend more time with friends and family.
However, fans of Kochie will be happy to know that he plans to continue making guest appearances on Channel 7 shows – including Sunrise.
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He even gave a rare update about himtell that he “feels like a new man”.
He admitted he didn’t miss the 3.30pm starts for the show, which he hosted for 21 years.
Although, while enjoying the lie-in, he revealed that his wife, Libby, may not have been quite as happy that he was home more.
He told Sunrise presenters Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington: “I’m not sure Lib enjoys me being up this late at night because it interrupts all of her shows.
“She still keeps the zapper and says ‘Nick away!’ You can’t control that!’”
Kochie added that while he’s “enjoying business hours now,” he misses his life on TV a little bit.