Soap Actress Takes Nova FM/Sydney-Melbourne Gig
January 24, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
Soap opera actress KATE RITCHIE joins DMG Top 40 2SYD (NOVA 96.9)/SYDNEY and 3MEL (NOVA 100)/MELBOURNE as afternoon drive time co-host alongside AKMAL SALEH, starting MONDAY (1/29). RITCHIE, who plays "Sally Fletcher" on the popular SEVEN NETWORK soap "HOME AND AWAY," will do between three and five shows each week with SALEH, based on availability; her character had been left in a coma at the end of last season but was revived in last TUESDAY's episode.
RITCHIE replaces actor MATTHEW NEWTON, who was to take the job last week (NET NEWS 1/15) but was dismissed before starting due to the revelation of his being charged with domestic assault against his former girlfriend.