Sunrise’s Natalie Barr reveals what she really thinks of her new co-host Matt Shirvington


Sunrise’s Natalie Barr reveals what she really thinks of her new co-host Matt Shirvington – and her brutal advice to others hoping for a career on TV

Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr has revealed what she really thinks of her new co-host Matt Shirvington.

The 55-year-old told The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday, she has known Matt for years as they ‘would see each other at events and always got along’.

‘He’s the type of guy who just fits in. He is a really nice, normal guy with a daggy-dad sense of humour,’ she said.

Natalie went on to reveal how she deals with public scrutiny and said she doesn’t feel any extra pressure being the more experienced presenter.

‘I don’t mind a bit of scrutiny. Some people will like the way I do things, some won’t. If you can’t cope with that then I guess you shouldn’t be on TV,’ she explained.

Sunrise's Natalie Barr, 55, (pictured) has revealed what she really thinks of her new co-host Matt Shirvington

Sunrise’s Natalie Barr, 55, (pictured) has revealed what she really thinks of her new co-host Matt Shirvington 

Natalie said she turned the notifications off on Twitter and blocks any trolls who send her cruel messages on Instagram.

‘I think when you do a public job, it’s part and parcel. You can’t expect everyone to be writing glowing appraisals,’ she added.

Matt was announced as David Kochie’s replacement on Sunrise last month.

While Matt learns the ropes, Natalie has taken the lion’s share of hard-hitting interviews and has solidified her status as Australia’s queen of breakfast TV.

A Seven insider recently told Daily Mail Australia the secret behind Natalie’s success is not only her excellent journalism skills, but her kind and loyal demeanour.

'He's the type of guy who just fits in. He is a really nice, normal guy with a daggy-dad sense of humour,' she said of her new co-host (pictured)

‘He’s the type of guy who just fits in. He is a really nice, normal guy with a daggy-dad sense of humour,’ she said of her new co-host (pictured) 

Natalie went on to reveal how she deals with public scrutiny and said she doesn't feel any extra pressure being the more experienced presenter

Natalie went on to reveal how she deals with public scrutiny and said she doesn’t feel any extra pressure being the more experienced presenter 

‘Nat’s earned the respect of the audience because she’s proved time after time she sits in that chair to ask the questions they wanted answered – no matter how tough it might be to ask them,’ they said.

‘There are lots of prickly people in Australian media, but Nat’s proved you can make it to the top by being kind and loyal. She cares about everyone she works with.

‘Nat’s secret? She doesn’t fake it. There are no games. She loves her family, her job and good journalism.’

Daily Mail Australia analytics also show that Australians, whether Sunrise viewers or not, are interested in what she has to say about issues as diverse as Titanic submarine disappearance, Medicare and the Brittany Higgins case.

Matt was announced as David Kochie's replacement on Sunrise last month

Matt was announced as David Kochie’s replacement on Sunrise last month 



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