Network Ten‘s Director of Morning Television, Adam Boland has resigned from the role citing ill health.
Since the two programs launched in November Boland has had to take leave due to health concerns. He has openly spoken about his battles with bipolar disorder.
Boland’s secondary role as Executive Producer of Wake Up will now be filled by Steve Wood, a former executive producer of Nine‘s Today.
Rob McKnight continues as Executive Producer of Studio 10.
Network Ten CEO Hamish McLennan said in a statement:
“We are sorry to lose Adam. But we fully understand and support his decision to take a break from the television industry and focus on restoring his health.
“We are very grateful to Adam for the passion, enthusiasm and drive he brought to his role at Ten over the past 10 months. He is leaving a great legacy. Studio 10 has been a success since day one and is being increasingly embraced by viewers and advertisers. Wake Up has strong potential and will develop further this year.
“Wake Up and Studio 10 are not even three months old. We are happy with both shows, but we have always acknowledged it will take time to establish them. Network Ten remains committed to building a strong presence in the breakfast and morning television market.”