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2Day FM’s Dave Hughes is moving to Sydney next year to host The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin after final radio ratings survey was revealed










Comedian Dave Hughes will be moving to Sydney next year to host his 2Day FM breakfast show, The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin.

The 51-year-old, who has primarily been hosting the show with Ed Kavalee in Melbourne, told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Tuesday that he’s ‘buying a property in Sydney in the next month or so’.

Based in Melbourne with his wife Holly Hughes and their three young children, Dave told the publication how Holly ‘freaked out’ about the far from ‘ideal’ arrangement. 

Moving to the Harbour City: 2Day FM's Dave Hughes (pictured), 51, told The Daily Telegraph's Confidential on Tuesday that he's moving to Sydney next year to host his breakfast show, The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin

Moving to the Harbour City: 2Day FM’s Dave Hughes (pictured), 51, told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Tuesday that he’s moving to Sydney next year to host his breakfast show, The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin 

‘My wife freaked out about the whole thing and borders being shut, which made it really hard to be honest,’ he said.

‘The truth is I will be buying a property in Sydney in the next month or so and I will be up there a lot but we will still be splitting our time between Melbourne and Sydney.’ 

Dave’s comments come after the final radio ratings survey of the year was revealed.

Ben Fordham Live on 2GB has been crowned Sydney’s number one breakfast show to round off the year with a 18.5% share.

Group act: The comedian has primarily been hosting the breakfast show in Melbourne. Pictured with Ed Kavalee (left) and Erin Molan (right)

Group act: The comedian has primarily been hosting the breakfast show in Melbourne. Pictured with Ed Kavalee (left) and Erin Molan (right) 

Family: Dave told the publication how wife Holly Hughes 'freaked out' about the far from 'ideal' arrangement. 'My wife freaked out about the whole thing and borders being shut, which made it really hard to be honest,' he said. Pictured with their three young children

Family: Dave told the publication how wife Holly Hughes ‘freaked out’ about the far from ‘ideal’ arrangement. ‘My wife freaked out about the whole thing and borders being shut, which made it really hard to be honest,’ he said. Pictured with their three young children 

Meanwhile, The Kyle and Jackie O Show has retained the top spot for FM with a 10.8% share. 

It’s been a strong year for both radio programs as Ben found his footing in the latter half of 2021. 

2GB came close to recording an all-time best result in the Sydney breakfast radio market in the previous radio survey, after initially struggling to hold on to the dominating audience his predecessor Alan Jones held.

Kyle and Jackie O had a stellar year as well, consistently topping the FM charts.

Winners are grinners: Dave's comments come after the final ratings survey of the year was revealed. Ben Fordham Live on 2GB has been crowned Sydney's number one breakfast show to round off the year with a 18.5% share. Pictured: Ben Fordham

Winners are grinners: Dave’s comments come after the final ratings survey of the year was revealed. Ben Fordham Live on 2GB has been crowned Sydney’s number one breakfast show to round off the year with a 18.5% share. Pictured: Ben Fordham 

A great year for Kyle and Jackie O: Meanwhile, The Kyle and Jackie O Show has retained the top spot for FM with a 10.8% share. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson

A great year for Kyle and Jackie O: Meanwhile, The Kyle and Jackie O Show has retained the top spot for FM with a 10.8% share. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson

The duo also recorded their best ratings win of all-time in their 21 years of broadcasting when they beat 2GB in July.  

In other results in the latest survey, WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda came in behind Kyle and Jackie O on the FM airwaves with a 9.1% share.

Meanwhile, the ABC’s outgoing Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney placed second behind Ben with 13.2% – a fall of 2.7%.

Second place: WSFM's Jonesy & Amanda came in behind Kyle and Jackie O on the FM airwaves with a 9.1% share. Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones and Amanda Keller are pictured at the 2019 Australian Commercial Radio Awards

Second place: WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda came in behind Kyle and Jackie O on the FM airwaves with a 9.1% share. Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones and Amanda Keller are pictured at the 2019 Australian Commercial Radio Awards 

Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa show saw the biggest rise – jumping 2.2 points from the previous survey from 4.7% to 6.9%. 

The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed & Erin finished the year with a 2.7% share, which was a drop of 0.2 points. 

Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning remained stable at 4.6% despite the shock axing of former host Lawrence Mooney at the station last month. 

Steady: Triple M's Moonman in the Morning remained stable at 4.6% despite the shock axing of former host Lawrence Mooney (pictured) at the station last month

Steady: Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning remained stable at 4.6% despite the shock axing of former host Lawrence Mooney (pictured) at the station last month 

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