Samantha Armytage has revealed why she decided to leave Sunrise, calling it the best decision she’s ever made.
The popular breakfast show host stepped down from the Seven Network program after eight years in the hot seat in March this year.
And on Friday, the 45-year-old media personality opened up about her reasons for leaving the show, saying that it was a move that made her ‘happy’.
Speaking to Today Extra’s Richard Wilkins, Armytage said that she had been feeling ‘unhappy’ and ‘unfulfilled’ while working on Sunrise.
‘I was just so unhappy and unfulfilled and I just thought, “I’ve got to make some changes”,’ she told Wilkins.
Armytage went on to explain that taking a break from the rigorous demands of the show gave her the opportunity to take stock of her life.
‘It was probably the best decision I’ve ever made,’ she said.
The television host said that she now has more time to focus on the things she’s passionate about, which includes spending time with her family and working on her charity projects.
‘I feel I’m doing something useful,’ she said.
Armytage said that she is also enjoying having more time for herself, saying that she’s now able to take ‘proper holidays’, which is something she was unable to do while working on Sunrise.
‘I can catch up with friends and family,’ she said.
Since leaving Sunrise, Armytage has been busy launching her own podcast, Armytage & Friends, and taking on a number of new projects.
The media personality said that she’s feeling ‘happy’ and ‘fulfilled’, and is grateful for the opportunities that have come her way.
‘I just feel really blessed to be able to have a career in TV,’ she said.