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Sam Mac to replace Edwina Bartholomew as the Sunrise weather presenter

By Marni January 29, 2016
Sam Mac replacing Edwina Bartholomew as Sunrise weather presenter
IMAGE | EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW VIA INSTAGRAM

Sam Mac is set to replace Edwina Bartholomew as the new Sunrise weather presenter.

While Sam Mac takes Edwina Bartholomew's place travelling the country presenting the weather, Edwina will join Kochie, Sam, Nat and Beretts from Sunrise's Brekky Central as the fifth member of the Sunrise presenting team!

Sam Mac at Sunrise's Brekky Central with Edwina Bartholomew and Andrew O'Keefe

IMAGE | SAM MAC VIA INSTAGRAM

Viewers will know Sam who's reported the weather from Melbourne, Sydney and other locations across Australia when he filled in for three weeks.

In a statement from Channel 7, Sam said he was looking forward to joining the Sunrise team, "I’ve watched Sunrise for years so it’s slightly overwhelming to think that I will be working alongside the Cash Cow."

Sam Mac with Andrew O'Keefe on Sunrise

IMAGE | SAM MAC VIA INSTAGRAM

Sunrise Executive Producer, Michael Pell, said, "The audience will get a lot of things from Sam. What they won’t get is predictability. He’s a loveable, unique talent with a razor sharp wit which will create many memorable Sunrise moments.”

Edwina took to Instagram to share a snap of herself with Sam and said, "So excited for this bloke @sammacinsta. You can pick up your harness, helmet, go pro suit, personalised lab coat, hi vis vest, boots, dog lead and bikini from reception #sun7."

Edwina Bartholomew and Sam Mac on Sunrise

IMAGE | EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW VIA INSTAGRAM

Sam also shared a snap on Instagram and said, "Super pumped to announce I'll be taking over @edwina_b 's weather role on @sunriseon7! This photo was taken 1.4 seconds before I started smiling."

Sam Mac and Edwina Bartholomew on Sunrise

IMAGE | SAM MAC VIA INSTAGRAM

He is also the narrator of Seven's new First Dates, and was also a regular on The Project.

The change will begin on Monday February 1 with a revamped studio as well.

Rumours were circling earlier this week that Rob Mills from Australia Idol, or Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham, would get the weather presenting role.

Congratulations Sam and Eddie on the new gigs!

Smooth Mrec