Former Sunrise host David Koch has given an update on his life after leaving the show, saying he feels “like a new man”.
The 67-year-old appeared on 7 Network’s breakfast programs Sunrise and The Morning Show on Wednesday to discuss his new role as commercial director of price comparison site Compare the Market.
Koch, known as Kochie, said he wanted to help Australian improve their financial health.
The popular star also revealed what life was like after leaving Sunrise.
He admitted he didn’t miss the 3.30pm start of the show, which he hosted for 21 years, adding, “I feel like a new man.”
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.
He told The Morning Show: “Part of me does, but it was time to do something else.
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“And I’m shooting a spotlight special in the next couple of weeks so I’m sticking with it.”
Announcing his move to Compare the Market, the former financial journalist said: “Throughout my career, my mission has been to help Australians manage their money better, take the stress out of managing household budgets and live life better enjoy.”
“That starts with the power of knowing and understanding how to get a better deal through shopping.”
He added: “So when the opportunity arose to help Compare the Market clients, it seemed like a natural fit.
“People have been confronted with rising energy bills, insurance premiums and mortgage rates from all sides, and this has forced many to make difficult financial decisions.
“We want to give Australians the opportunity to compare, switch and save wherever there are savings.”
Koch announced on May 28 this year that he was leaving the show, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and manage Port Adelaide Football Club.
With appearances on 5,300 shows, he is Australia’s longest serving morning television presenter.
On June 5, it was announced that Shirvington would be his successor.
Koch’s last broadcast was on June 9th.