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'Wippa and Fitzy' to take over Merrick Watts radio show

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Merrick Watts

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Michael Wipfli and Ryan Fitzgerald have been announced as Nova radio's new breakfast presenters.

Former morning show host Merrick Watts revealed on air earlier this week that he had decided to quit Nova radio's breakfast slot after ten years in the job.

The star revealed that the past 18 months have been difficult since former partner Tim Ross left the station. Radio bosses reportedly convinced him to stay on after Ross quit, but Watts admitted that the duo's "secret language" was impossible to replace.

Nova bosses announced this morning that double act "Wippa" and "Fitzy" would be filling the vacant position, writing on Twitter: "Just announced - Fitzy and Wippa are Sydney's newest breakfast show for Nova 969 - starting in September."

After announcing his departure, Watts told his listeners: "It has been an incredible ten years that I have spent here. I have loved it more than you could even imagine and there's so many people I will thank."

Nova later tweeted: "Big news! Our great mate @merrickwatts has decided to end his incredible ten year legacy on the @Nova969 brekky show. His last show is Sep 2! (sic)"

Watts revealed last year that a health scare with his baby son Wolfe made him reassess his career. "Wolfe was quite sick," he said. "It hit me for the first time that my job and career are so much less important to me than my son."

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