Mike Hosking answers the Seven Sharp call

Last updated 09:25 18/12/2013
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MIKE HOSKING: 'It's all been a whirlwind.'
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Broadcasters Mike Hosking and Toni Street say they are excited to be joining current affairs programme Seven Sharp.

TVNZ confirmed last evening the show would return next year, with Hosking and Street joining co-host Jesse Mulligan.

Alison Mau, another of the show's hosts announced her last night she would finish with the show on Friday, while Tamati Coffey's fate was unclear, although TVNZ said last night it was looking at other opportunities for him.

On his Newstalk ZB breakfast radio show this morning, Hosking said he was "very excited" about his new gig, but stayed mum on the details.

Asked by newsreader Bernadine Oliver-Kerby what he was going to bring to the show, Hosking said: "It's early days, I'm barely out of the slumber of signing up yesterday. It's all been a whirlwind."

He was looking forward to being back at TVNZ, he said.

"I'm trying not to build it up, but I am [excited]."

Hosking was the original co-host of TVNZ's Breakfast show when it launched in 1997. He later served as a backup host for Close Up, as well as hosting game show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire on TV One.

On TVNZ's Breakfast show this morning Street said she would be leaving the show to go to the evening slot.

She said the move had been a "huge decision" but was ultimately a lifestyle choice.

"I won't need to get up at quarter to four anymore - I've got a little girl so I'll get to spend all morning with her and still be able to see my husband for dinner, and not have to go to bed at 8pm," she said.

Street worked as a One News sports reporter and presenter before joining Breakfast in 2012.

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