Matt Shirvington is momentarily swapping breakfast TV for Aussie drama Home and Away in 2024

''It was all a bit surreal to be in Summer Bay.''
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Matt Shirvington appears to be the jack of all trades, his career began as an Olympian before joining as co-host on Sunrise, however, he has now earned a role on Australian soap Home and Away.

The breakfast host secretly filmed scenes in Sydney’s iconic Palm Beach, with his scenes set to be released in 2024.

Matt is joining Home and Away legend Alf!

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For Matt, the acting gig was a dream come true.

“As a kid who grew up watching Home and Away, it was all a bit surreal to be in Summer Bay with Alf Stewart!” he told 7News.

“What a fun experience. The entire cast and crew were so welcoming and generous with acting tips and advice for this novice.

Matt will appear in H&A in 2024.

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According to 7News, the former athlete will be portraying himself in Home and Away. A role some of his other Sunrise co-stars aren’t estranged to either after weatherman Sam Mac made a cameo on the show in October 2021.

“My @homeandaway episode is on TONIGHT 🏖 I’m not sure Alf is on board with my line of commemorative “Sam Mac-chandise” 🤷🏽‍♂️ He threatened legal action 😬,” the young dad captioned the photo of him standing alongside Home and Away legend Ray Meagher.

In addition, Matt’s predecessor David Koch – who departed Sunrise in June – made an appearance in 2007, however, he was only seen on screen for a few seconds.

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While it is an incredible experience for Matt, the father revealed his three children with wife Jessica may have differing opinions on his new role.

“I think this will be one of those things my kids are never going to let me live down!”

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