‘Thanks for your company, goodnight’: Leigh Sales signs off 7.30 for the last time

Jul 01, 2022
Leigh Sales hosts her final 7.30 report. Source: @OzKitsch/Twitter

Leigh Sales has delivered her final show as host for ABC’s 7.30, with an emotional sign-off after more than a decade of delivering hard-hitting interviews.

The veteran journalist announced her departure earlier this year on February 10 and will be focusing on spending quality time with her family.

“Tonight is my final episode of 7:30 as anchor,” Sales concluded.

“Tomorrow night there is a special edition of 7:30 looking back over the many, many years.

“I’ve loved every minute. It’s been an absolute privilege.

Sales’ voice wavered and she held back tears as she delivered her final line: “Thanks for your company, goodnight.”

Colleague and friend of Sales, Christopher Sall, took to social media to share a heartfelt farewell.

“Today I feel a little bit sad but mostly happy and excited for my fabulous friend and college, Leigh Sales,” the make-up artist said.

“We have known and worked with each other for many years, way back to- ABC World at Noon days- early 2000’s.

“I’m going to really miss working with Leigh on a regular basis but I’m so happy for her and to celebrate her wonderful achievements and time Hosting 7:30.

“Happy Last night on 7:30 Darl

“Congratulations, Wishing you the best always, Now rest up and enjoy your well earned break @leigh_sales xx.

“P.S I know one thing she is not going to miss-and that’s a hairy hand chasing her around with a tin of hairspray.”

Treasurer Jim Chalmers shared a farewell to Sales on Twitter, commending her for being “a fierce, formidable and classy inquisitor”.

Many other public figures and fans of the current affairs interrogator offered their farewells on social media.

Journalist Sarah Ferguson will take over as the new host of ABC’s 7.30 program.

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