This morning, Samantha Armytage officially announced her departure from Sunrise.

“The time has come for the sun to set on my time at Sunrise,” she said live on the show this morning.

Seven Network is behind Sam’s decision with their full support.

According to TV Blackbox, Sam will reportedly be replaced by Natalie Barr who will be celebrating 20 years with the program in 2023. She has filled in for both Mel Doyle and Sam over these years.

Armytage wants to prioritise her family at this time and she feels she can’t do that while working on the breakfast show.

“I have always been brave and fearless in my career and this decision is no different,” she said and we couldn’t be happier for her!

Hear what Jonesy & Amanda think about Sam’s decision: