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The Living Room cast break their silence on the show's shock axing

''It's not a TV gig, it's a Friday night catch up with your best friends.''

By Elizabeth Gracie
''For 11 years, I haven't just been part of a TV show, I've been part of a family,'' says long running The Living Room host Amanda Keller.
The TV personality opened up on her mixed feelings towards the Channel 10 show airing its final episode with fellow cast members, Miguel Maestre, Barry Du Bois and Chris Brown on her breakfast radio program Jonesy & Amanda on WSFM 101.7.
Channel 10 golden boy Chris Brown shared her sentiment: ''We've always done it for two reasons, one is the people in the street who stop us to talk about the show, we adore those people who have been supporters of The Living Room but also, we do it because for us, it's not a TV gig, it's a Friday night catch up with your best friends.''
So long, farewell: The cast of The Living Room made a surprise guest appearance on Jonesy and Amanda ahead of the final episode. IMAGE: Jonesy and Amanda
Whilst the show hasn't been officially axed, it also hasn't been renewed.
Earlier this year, Keller shared on her radio show that she would ''hope and pray and assume'' that the show would return to the air in 2024.
''Well, I've said I've got a big announcement. It's about The Living Room. It's going to be rested next year, she told co-host Brendan ''Jonesy'' Jones.
''It feels that it's time to take a breath. We've been on air for 11 years, 30 [episodes] a year is a lot to produce. So we're going to take a breath…and take next year off.''
When pressed on the issue, Keller elaborated: ''It's a network decision. They want the show to continue, as do we.
'So, we are working on tweaking it, taking a breath…I'm desperate to come back so we will.''
Speaking on the season finale (and potentially last episode ever), Keller said the episode would be a celebration of the last 11 years, becoming audibly emotional on air, admitting ''all four of us [her co-hosts], went the blub,'' during the segment.
The cast of The Living Room at the 2022 Logies. IMAGE: Getty
Barry also opened up about how much he would treasure his timing on the program.
''Every significant moment in our lives, the four of lives for just over a decade, the four of us have been involved with, from the birth of our children to sicknesses, to our kids going to university.''
Keller admitted that the decision to "take a break" was not one that she nor her co-hosts were comfortable with, but she was thankful to avid watchers who have supported the long-running program.
"People love The Living Room, and I love that they do. I've never worked on a show that's had more comments on the street from people about how much they love it," she said.
"It's been brilliant, and it will be again."
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