We're Sad To Announce That Matty Johns Has Decided To Leave Triple M

After eight years

We're Sad To Announce That Matty Johns Has Decided To Leave Triple M

We're sad to announce that after eight years of the 4am alarm, Matty Johns has decided to hang up the headphones and won't be returning to Triple M next year.

As an inaugural member of The Grill Team, Matty has been waking Sydney up since 2011 with his jokes, characters, random stories and, of course, his footy expertise.

Matty made the announcement on Thursday morning's show and said that it hadn't been an easy decision.

"I would like to thank everyone at Triple M, in particular everyone associated with The Grill Team," he said. "The eight years have been so enjoyable, with plenty of laughs and plenty of great memories, it hasn't felt like a job at all.

"The challenge has been juggling my late-night commitments with Fox Sports, along with the early hours of breakfast radio. After eight years, that can take a toll and for that reason I've decided to take a break from radio.

"Not an easy decision, but the right one.

"Once again, thank you to all at Triple M, you've been terrific to me."

Triple M's Head of Content Mike Fitzpatrick said: "We've been grateful to have Matty as a part of our Triple M family for such a long time and while we're disappointed he won't be continuing on The Grill Team, we understand that with his other media commitments, he needs a break from breakfast radio.

"We'll use this opportunity to explore all options, get the best person to join our breakfast team in 2019, and keep delivering a great entertaining Triple M breakfast show for Sydney."

We'll be sending Matty off in style, with a big celebration over the next five weeks so that we - and you - can say thank you and goodbye.

Matty's final show with The Grill Team will be December 7.