He’s been the man on top of all things pop culture, but after nearly two decades on the hit breakfast show Seven, entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen has announced he’s leaving Sunrise.
The veteran showbiz reporter, who lives in New York, made the announcement on air during Friday’s show.
“After 19 1/2 years with Sunrise, I’m giving you my two weeks’ notice,” he told co-host Natalie Barr and backup host Michael Usher.
“They will have me here for two more weeks,” he added, and his last day on the air will be July 15.
Aspen revealed that he has some new races in the works.
From her new interior decorating book Your Home Is Your Castle to be released in September, as well as a book and concert tour, the reporter will be a busy bee.
“I am going to show you how to make your new home or how to flourish where you are already planted,” he said.
“Then I’m going on a book tour and a new Q&A concert, so I’m looking forward to it.”
But the Australian public will not miss him too much, as he revealed that he planned to carry out the tour of his book.
Former Bunbury girl Barr wished her soon-to-be former colleague warm wishes.
“Nelson, it’s been a wonderful ride and you will be missed,” he said.
Seven has yet to reveal who will replace Aspen.