Why Abbie Chatfield stepped down from ‘Hot Nights With Abbie Chatfield’

"I’m super happy!"
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After 18 months of hosting Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield on the Hit Network, Abbie has announced that she will step down. 

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The 28-year-old released a joint statement with the Hit Network, where she said: “I’ve made the difficult decision to move away from radio for now. I have decided I want my focus to be on my podcast, It’s A Lot and other television opportunities rather than remaining on air in a daily capacity on Hot Nights. I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with LiSTNR into the future.”

“For personal reasons, Abbie Chatfield has made the decision to step away from Hot Nights, her national radio show on the Hit Network. Abbie’s last show will be today,” added SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron.

“We are pleased to say that Abbie will remain with SCA, and we look forward to continuing to support the ongoing growth of her extraordinarily successful podcast, It’s a Lot with Abbie Chatfield, published on LiSTNR.”

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Shortly after the statement was released, Abbie took to Instagram to share with fans a few more details behind her decision to leave radio. 

“SO I QUIT RADIO! Lol decided a little last minute after my break,” she wrote alongside a video.

“I’m really happy with my decision and super proud of myself for letting this role go. I simply need to put my energy into projects that bring me joy and that energise me, rather than draining me. I’m looking forward to socialising with my friends and family as well!! Always a bonus.

“It’s also time to give someone else a go who would enjoy and appreciate the opportunity more than myself. I have so much on, and daily radio takes up so much time. I simply wasn’t enjoying myself day to day in that environment.

“This was my decision entirely, and I’m so glad I made it. My podcast @itsalotpod remains with the network, I’ll still be hosting @fridayz_live. More time for the pod will be so good for me and for the listeners !!”

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Abbie also revealed that she was planning to continue her ‘Australian Made’ segment which focuses on Australian Music in a different format.

“I’m super happy and I can’t wait to focus on the myriad of other projects I have coming up!!!!!!!”

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You can keep up-to-date with Abbie by listening to her weekly podcast, It’s A Lot.

Although she may no longer be on-air, you can still listen to Abbie’s past Hot Nights episodes on Hit. Check out some of our favourite episodes! 

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