Another Project star has quit Ten Network’s struggling panel show.
‘Occasionally there are just giants of the place that you work,’ began Aly as a somber Harris sat alongside him.
‘And one of them is leaving us tonight,’ he continued, before hinting that the star leaving would be comedian Sam Taunton.
‘Sam, it’s been great,’ joked Waleed, leading Taunton to look stunned.
However Waleed then went on to clarify that star who would be leaving was one of the panel show’s founding producers, Sarah Ashley.
‘She has been here from the very beginning, explained the host. ‘And when I say that [I mean] she was here when Ruby Rose was here.’
Rose was an entertainment reporter and panelist with the show in 2009.
Ashley’s CV shows she was Supervising Producer on the show since its inception in 2009.
Another Project star has quit Ten Network’s struggling panel show. Pictured: Waleed Aly and Sarah Harris
‘And one of them is leaving us tonight,’ Aly continued, before hinting that the star leaving would be comedian Sam Taunton (pictured)
However Waleed then went on to clarify that star who would be leaving was one of the panel show’s founding producers, Sarah Ashley (pictured)
The latest loss to The Project’s team comes after another Ten show hit the chopping block.
The network’s morning program Studio 10 was officially axed on Tuesday.
A spokesperson confirmed the last episode of Studio 10 will air on Friday, December 22, after more than a decade on Australian screens.
And many viewers posted their thoughts to social media, complaining that The Project wasn’t axed in its place.
Posting to X, formerly known as Twitter, scores of viewers pointed out that the current affairs series also struggles in the ratings.
‘I’m actually surprised it lasted that long. I’m still at a loss on how The Project has lasted this long and not axed first given its low ratings month after month,’ wrote one person online.
Network Ten’s morning program Studio 10 (pictured) was officially axed on Tuesday
And many viewers posted their thoughts to social media, complaining that The Project (pictured) wasn’t axed in its place
‘The Project’s ratings are just as woeful but doesn’t get axed? Says everything about woke 10,’ another said.
‘The Project should be first axed’ said one more, with someone else agreeing, ‘next is The Project hopefully’.
One more wrote: ‘There’s still time for Channel 10 to axe The Project as well’ with another saying, ‘You sure they didn’t mean The Project?’
‘I would scrap The Project before this’ one more posted with someone else writing, ‘The Project is next.’
Posting to X, formerly known as Twitter, scores of viewers suggested The Project go off air. Others stood up for the show
Others stood up for the show, with one posting, ‘That’s pretty harsh for those that like to watch The Project.
‘Some good interviews on there. But it’s not compulsory to watch it.’
Hosts Angela Bishop, Narelda Jacobs and Tristan MacManus, as well as special roving reporter Daniel Doody, will remain with the network and be deployed in different roles.
Bishop and McManus admitted in an emotional Instagram video it had been a ‘tough day’ after being informed about the news at lunchtime on Tuesday.
‘It’s a tough day for the whole Studio 10 family because we have loved bringing you the show for the last 10 years,’ Bishop said.
‘We’re all really proud to be part of it. To finish up, I’m going to pinch a quote, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened’.’
Meanwhile, another network spokesperson thanked the show’s hosts, past and present, staff and viewers for supporting the program.