He works quick! Former ‘Q+A’ host Hamish Macdonald lands new job

Jul 21, 2021
Hamish Macdonald is heading back to familiar territory. Source: Getty

Hamish Macdonald announced on Monday he was leaving the ABC’s ‘Q+A’, and now it’s been revealed he’s already landed a new job. The 40-year-old will return to Network Ten, as co-host with Lisa Wilkinson of ‘The Project’ on Friday and Sunday nights.

I am over the moon to be returning to 10 and thrilled about the opportunity to make great local and international content with this dynamic group of producers and presenters,” Hamish said in a statement, Herald Sun reports.

“It is also a total joy to be heading back to the desk with Lisa, Tommy and the people I love so much. Finding innovative ways to tell stories from Australia and around the world is what I love doing and I can’t wait to get stuck into it.”

According to the news site, Hamish, who has had a long association with the network over the years, will replace Peter van Onselen, who will now take on the role as the show’s full-time political editor. The changes are expected to come into effect in September.

Hamish, who hosted ‘Q+A’ for a short 18 months, announced he was leaving on Monday morning. “I am enormously grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to host ‘Q+A’ and to work alongside wonderful, talented and passionate people,” he said in a statement at the time.

“I am really proud of what we’ve achieved together during these extraordinary times. I’d also like to thank the incredible ‘Q+A’ audience for all they contribute to this program each week.”

It’s not clear why he left the show, however some news site have speculated it may be down to poor ratings.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited for him?

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