She was made redundant from Channel 10 morning show Studio 10 five months ago.
And on Monday, it was Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s turn to snub the program when hosts Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus tried to interview her about her recent on-stage accident during a performance of the stage musical Pippin.
Sarah, 39, and Tristan, 38, called the showbusiness veteran, 67, live on air to discuss her nasty fall from a trapeze, but she didn’t answer the phone.
Snubbed: Kerri-Anne Kennerley snubbed Studio 10 live on air on Monday by turning down an interview about her on-stage accident, five months after being axed from the show
‘We have all tried to reach out over the holidays but she has been otherwise engaged, busy, not answering her texts,’ Sarah said.
‘But she wants us to call her live on air… she calls all sorts of people on the show. We will leave her a message if she doesn’t answer.’
The Studio 10 hosts then tried to contact Kerri-Anne, but the call went straight to her voicemail and the pair left a message.
No answer: Hosts Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus called the showbusiness veteran live on air to discuss her on-stage fall, but she didn’t answer the phone
‘Kerri-Anne, it is your old team here from Studio 10, Sarah, Tristan and Narelda [Jacobs, newsreader]. We’re all here and worried about you,’ Sarah said.
‘We wanted to check if you are okay or just [send] a text. Love you, bye.’
Kerri-Anne was hospitalised last Wednesday after falling from a trapeze during a performance of the stage musical Pippin at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre.
She has broken her ankle and collarbone and will know ‘within a week’ if she needs surgery.
Accident: Kerri-Anne (left, with co-star Ainsley Melham during a media call on November 26) was hospitalised last Wednesday after falling from a trapeze during a performance of the stage musical Pippin at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre
The accident will no doubt have left Kerri-Anne shaken, as she knows all too well how serious falls can be.
Her late husband, mathematician John Kennerley, was left paralysed from the neck down after he slipped from a balcony at a golf resort in Coffs Harbour in March 2016.
She cared for John until his death in February last year.
In August, Kerri-Anne was one of at least 25 staff members sacked from Channel 10 in a brutal afternoon of budget cuts in response to the Covid-19 recession.
Boned: Kerri-Anne was cast as ‘saucy’ Grandma Berthe in Pippin after being dropped from the panel of morning show Studio 10 in August due to budget cuts. Pictured on her last episode