Sam Armytage’s new role at Seven: The former Sunrise host, 46, is parachuted into a plum racing job to steal the show at the Ten’s Melbourne Cup
Samantha Armytage will be used to heavily promote Sydney’s Spring Race Carnival, according to a report in The Australian.
The Australian’s Social Diary claims it was said NSW racing boss Peter V’landys wanted Sydney’s racing rights holder Seven to raise the profile of the carnival.
Seven insiders say Sam will be used to promote the $10 million Golden Eagle Stakes on Seven, to rival Ten’s coverage of the Melbourne Cup.
Ex-Sunrise star Sam Armytage (pictured) is set to promote Sydney’s spring race on the Melbourne Cup, according to The Australian this week
This race will take place on October 29, a few days before the Melbourne Cup.
It comes after Sam would replace Tracey Grimshaw as an anchor on A Current Affair.
However, Seven quickly quashed those rumors.
The Australian’s Social Diary claims he was told NSW racing star Peter V’landys wanted Sydney’s racing rights holder Seven to raise the profile of Carnival. Pictured: Sam Armytage
A Seven spokesperson clarified that Armytage remains under contract with Seven for the next 18 months.
Sam is currently appearing as a guest on a reality show, Farmer Wants A Wife, to help single people find love.
Sam recently gave a glimpse of her life in the Southern Highlands after stepping away from the spotlight.
Seven insiders say Sam will be used to promote the $10 million Golden Eagle Stakes to rival Ten’s coverage of the Melbourne Cup. The race is in October
“We have horses and there’s always something going on,” Sam, 46, told TV Week recently.
‘I am happy to use the chainsaw and I drive the bobcat and the tractor. But not the bulldozer, it’s too big and scary.
Sam says she and Richard, 60, fell in love at first sight – but he had never seen her on Sunrise, which she was hosting at the time.
Samantha recently gave a rare glimpse into her quiet country life with husband Richard Lavender on TV Week. Both pictured
“I knew right away that Rich was grounded and down to earth type. I loved that he had no idea who I was and I loved his blue eyes,’ she said.
Sam added that her matchmaker role in Farmer Wants a Wife is perfect because it reflects her own experience.
“The show is basically my life, moving to the countryside for love,” she said. “I was glad to be asked.”
The former Sunrise host says the couple are “always busy” on the farm. “We have horses and there’s always something going on,” she told TV Week.
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