The “Carrie and Tommy” drive show will be heard on SCA’s Hit Network in 2023 and beyond.
The show’s hosts Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little have re-signed with SCA for four more years, going against speculation the show could be switching timeslots in the coming years.
Bickmore recently announced her departure from Channel 10’s “The Project”, which Little also appears on.
Today, however, she reaffirmed her long-term commitment to the national show alongside her best friend, Little.
“This show is such an incredible joy for me and being able to bring that joy to our listeners for another four years is extremely exciting,” she said.
“We already have so many thrilling adventures locked in for 2023, but in true “Carrie and Tommy” style, I am sure none of those will go as planned.”
Little added: “We’re here for a good time and a long time. Carrie is my best mate, so another four years of riding her coat tails is a dream come true.”
Dave Cameron, SCA’s chief content officer, said the company is delighted the duo has signed on for another four years.
“Keeping them in the Hit Network family for the long-term was key for SCA and we know our listeners will be thrilled with the news,” he said.
“Carrie and Tommy are both filed with humour and heart, which is what makes the show so distinctive.”
Sonder Novak-Booth, SCA’s content director of national shows, added: “Carrie and Tommy are something special – their chemistry and relationship, not only with each other, but with their listeners, makes them an unbridled joy on the airwaves, and to know we have the privilege of delivering this drive show on the Hit Network for the next for years is wonderful.”
The show first started in 2017 as a one-hour lead-in to the Hit Network’s then-drive program “Hamish and Andy”.
When Hamish Blake and Andy Lee left radio, Bickmore and Little’s show was extended to run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Kate Langbroek and Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes then helmed the national show from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The show has gradually been further extended over the years, and took over the full 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. slot when Hughes and Ed Kavalee moved into the 2Day FM breakfast slot in Sydney alongside Erin Molan.