Entertainment Big Brother reboot 'will be delayed until after the Olympics so that Channel Seven's new signing Sonia Kruger can host the show'
Nine star Sonia Kruger to jump ship to Seven after being offered 'more than $1million' - and could be the new host of a revamped Big Brother
Today Extra host Sonia Kruger will leave Nine for the Seven Network for a 'seven figure sum', industry sources confirmed.Seven chairman Kerry Stokes is believed to be a 'huge fan' of Kruger's work, but insiders are keeping her exact new role at the network under wraps.
Sonia Kruger has officially jumped ship from Channel Nine to Seven, and her new employer is reportedly considering reshuffling its schedule ahead of her arrival next year.
According to industry website, Seven executives want to re-schedule the highly-anticipated Big Brother reboot to accommodate Sonia as host.
Production was scheduled to begin in April, but the start date has supposedly been pushed back 'due to Kruger's contract with [Nine].'
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As a result, Big Brother isn't likely to air until August, after the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Sonia, who previously hosted Big Brother from 2012 to 2014 on Nine, is also set to front another Seven program, Mega Mini Golf, according to TV Blackbox.
It comes after Sonia decided to move to Seven because she was 'tired' of working five mornings a week on Nine's Today Extra and wants to focus on prime time.
Daily Mail Australia understands she was offered a $1.3million-per-year salary to jump ship.
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Seven chairman Kerry Stokes is also believed to be a 'huge fan' of Sonia's work.
'She's leaving because Channel Seven are prepared to pay far more money than Channel Nine,' an insider said earlier this week.
Nine had reportedly offered Sonia, who first joined the network in 2011, a new three-year contract worth over $1.5million, but negotiations hit a wall.
'Sonia has been a much loved member of the Nine team for so many years and everyone has been very gracious and wished her well,' said a source.
'Unfortunately, Nine just couldn't justify paying her what Seven is prepared to pay. Nine made it very clear that the amount of money she wanted would have been fiscally irresponsible for their business.'
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