Abbie Chatfield is stepping down as host of “Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield”.
Chatfield had been host of the Hit Network for 18 months, joining in January 2022, and was later jones by Hit’s Jimmy and Nath on the show.
“I’ve made the difficult decision to move away from radio for now,” said Chatfield. “I have decided I want my focus to be on my podcast, “It’s a Lot”, and other television opportunities rather than remaining on air in a daily capacity on “Hot Nights”.”
Chatfield concluded her statement by saying that she’s “looking forward to continuing my relationship with LiSTNR into the future.”
She’ll remain with SCA, focusing her efforts on her highly successful podcast, “It’s a Lot”, which has attracted more than 220,000 listeners and jumped four places on the All Australian Podcast Ranker last month.
SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron, said: “For personal reasons, Abbie Chatfield has made the decision to step away from “Hot Nights”, her national radio show on the Hit Network. Abbie’s last show will be today.
“We are pleased to say that Abbie will remain with SCA, and we look forward to continuing to support the ongoing growth of her extraordinarily successful podcast.”
During her time on “Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield”, the 28-year-old regularly championed Australian musicians in her ‘Australian Made’ show segment, featuring live interviews and performances from Peking Duk, Sycco, Mia Wray, Betty Taylor, Hope D and many others.
An announcement regarding the Hit Network’s evening show will be made soon.
Chatfield has been busy away from radio in 2023. She hosted the local edition of reality dating competition “FBoy Island”, which screened on Binge this year.
The series plays up the trope of “nice guys” versus “FBoys”, and features three women “on their quest to find love.”
“I am so excited to be hosting “Fboy Island” in 2023 and can’t wait to work on a dating show that encourages women to work together and support each other in the pursuit of finding love, and separating those charming FBoys from the lovely nice guys,” Chatfield said when she was announced as host.