Australian Ninja Warrior presenter Rebecca Maddern LEAVES Channel Nine after failing to agree a new contract with the network
Rebecca Morern has left Channel Nine after nearly six years from the network.
The 44-year-old, who hosts Australian Ninja Warrior and Weekend Today, resigned after lengthy contract negotiations.
According to the Herald Sun, Maddern and Nine were “unable to agree on a new deal.”
Exit: Rebecca Maddern has left Channel Nine after nearly six years on the network
“Bec has been a great contributor to Nine since she joined us and we wish her all the best for the future,” Nine said in a statement.
With Madern at Nine and Ben Fordham leaving his role as Ninja Warrior co-host earlier this year, the show will be looking for two brand new hosts.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Maddern for comment.
The art of the deal: The 44-year-old, who hosts Australian Ninja Warrior and Weekend Today, resigned after lengthy contract negotiations. (Pictured with Ben Fordham)
The mum-of-one joined Nine in 2016, after nearly 15 years with rival Channel Seven.
Her first major role was as a co-host of the AFL Footy Show, before joining Australian Ninja Warrior in 2017.
The Melbourne-born beauty’s career continued to improve in the following years, as she was chosen to host Nine’s tennis coverage in 2018 before becoming the co-host of Weekend Today in 2019.
Workhorse: Maddern’s first major role was as co-host of the AFL Footy Show (pictured), before joining Australia’s Ninja Warrior in 2017
She welcomed her first child, a daughter named Ruby in 2018, and has been open about her joy in being a good example for the youngster as a working mom.
“The nice thing about her now that she’s three is that she might just be old enough to watch the Australian Ninja Warrior a little bit,” she told Who magazine in June.
“This will be my first year showing her the series, so I’m really excited,” she added.
Shining star: The Melbourne-born beauty’s career continued to improve over the next few years, when she was chosen to host Nine’s tennis coverage in 2018
She also previously discussed working with co-host Ben Fordham, who parted ways with Ninja Warrior in October.
“He’s one of my TV husbands, next to Richard Wilkins!” Maddern gushed.
“I didn’t know Ben when we started the show together in 2017,” she said, adding that hosting Ninja Warrior pushed them both out of their comfort zone.
Popular: 44-year-old previously called Ben Fordham and Richard Wilkins her ‘TV husbands’