Ten farewells Paul Henry with 'Hamster Wheel' highlight video
Channel 10's low rating Breakfast signed off for the final time today.
The show featured a Paul Henry-heavy highlight reel compiled by the ABC satirical show "The Hamster Wheel."
The New Zealand import failed to spark ratings at the struggling Australian show, which was officially cancelled last month.
Yesterday, it had just 34,000 viewers. Mr Henry is said to be in negotiations for a possible return to TVNZ.
The highlight reel is okay but still not vintage Henry. NBR still prefers his fork interlude (see clip bottom of story).
The final show also included a cameo appearance from trade unionist David Noonan, who managed to flaw Mr Henry in September.
The pair politely made up. NBR would rather remember their initial exchange:
Paul Henry: Do you want to apologise to the taxpayers and the people of Melbourne who’d like to use that street and the taxpayers who’re funding the police activity there.
Do you want to apologise to those people now?
David Noonan: Well you know Paul I think you’ve got a particular political view of the world.
You were bought over in the last few months from New Zealand.
Mate, construction workers in New Zealand earn a lot less than they do in Australia and the sort of right wing shock jock stuff you want to go on with really isn’t going to faze me.
We have a right a right to peaceful protest. We’ve got an important issue here and cheap shots like that really aren’t going to impress anybody.
Paul Henry: Right, so no apologies. Thanks for joining us this morning, David.
David Noonan: So no apologies to you mate. And no apologies for the fact your show has so few viewers.
[An awkward pause follows, before the camera cuts away to a news headline update before Henry comes back onscreen]
Paul Henry: Alrighty. I disagree with almost everything he said with the exception of the too few viewers thing. That is a shame.