Kate Ritchie to continue absence from Nova radio show

Kate Ritchie to continue absence from Nova radio show – after confirming she had entered rehab for ‘an unhealthy reliance on alcohol’

Kate Ritchie will continue to take time off from her Nova radio show, after checking into a Sydney rehab facility to get help for ‘alcohol dependency’ in December. 

Singer Ricki-Lee Coulter will fill in for the actress on the Kate, Tim and Joel show from Monday at 4pm, reports Adelaide Now. 

The former Home and Away star, 44, announced in October she was taking time away from the show. 

Kate Ritchie (pictured) will continue to take time off from her Nova radio show, after checking into a Sydney rehab facility to get help for 'alcohol dependency' in December

 Kate Ritchie (pictured) will continue to take time off from her Nova radio show, after checking into a Sydney rehab facility to get help for ‘alcohol dependency’ in December

It comes after Ritchie revealed in December that she had checked into a private Sydney rehab centre to get help for ‘alcohol dependency’.

The actress and radio host said in a statement the last year had been challenging and stressful and led to an ‘unhealthy reliance on alcohol’.

It came just days after she was spotted entering an exclusive rehab clinic in Sydney.

Singer Ricki-Lee Coulter will fill in for the actress on the Kate, Tim and Joel show from Monday at 4pm, reports Adelaide Now. The former Home and Away star, 44, announced in October she was taking time away from the show

Singer Ricki-Lee Coulter will fill in for the actress on the Kate, Tim and Joel show from Monday at 4pm, reports Adelaide Now. The former Home and Away star, 44, announced in October she was taking time away from the show

Ritchie also confirmed at the time that she would be taking a break from her Nova drive show until 2023.

She stepped down from the Kate, Tim and Joel program in October after being charged with drink-driving just weeks earlier.

‘As announced previously I am taking a break until next year. The last year has been incredibly emotionally challenging, as well as a relentless schedule, stress, and a lack of sleep. I came to realise that this had led to an unhealthy reliance on alcohol,’ she said in her statement.

It comes after Ritchie revealed she had checked into a private Sydney rehab centre to get help for ' alcohol dependency'

It comes after Ritchie revealed she had checked into a private Sydney rehab centre to get help for ‘ alcohol dependency’ 

‘So I decided to use this time to do something positive by getting the help I need from professionals who specialise in this area.

‘As everyone would understand, this is a very big step for me to take. I want to sincerely thank everybody who is supporting me.’

The centre runs inpatient and day programs for those who ‘experience problems with alcohol and other drugs’ and the ‘assessment and treatment of mental health conditions’.

The clinic has a ‘multidisciplinary team including consultant psychiatrists and addictions specialists, nurses, exercise physiologists, social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists’.

The clinic is popular with on-air talent because it is relatively discreet.

The actress and radio host said in a statement the last year had been challenging and stressful and led to an 'unhealthy reliance on alcohol'

The actress and radio host said in a statement the last year had been challenging and stressful and led to an ‘unhealthy reliance on alcohol’ 

‘They have a good strike rate and day programs allow patients to come and go and continue to see family and work while getting help,’ a source said.

‘This time of year is perfect also as it’s non-ratings period, most people are out of the city holidaying and networks are winding down’.

Ritchie surprised listeners in October when she announced she was leaving her hit Nova drive show for the rest of the year due to stress.

Shortly after the announcement, a radio insider claimed she may not return to the Nova drive program and could be replaced by substitute co-host Ricki-Lee Coulter. 

Ritchie shocked her fans and loyal listeners in October when she announced she was leaving her hit Nova drive show for the rest of the year due to stress. Pictured with her co-stars

Ritchie shocked her fans and loyal listeners in October when she announced she was leaving her hit Nova drive show for the rest of the year due to stress. Pictured with her co-stars

Source

Related posts