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Jackie 'O' Henderson reveals why she's taking a break from her radio show with Kyle Sandilands

Charisa Bossinakis

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Jackie 'O' Henderson reveals why she's taking a break from her radio show with Kyle Sandilands

Jackie 'O' Henderson has revealed why she’s taking a break from KIIS’ Kyle and Jackie O show.

The radio host has revealed to listeners that she will take some time off the air for health reasons.

She explained that she hasn’t fully recovered since contracting Covid-19, and her doctor advised her to take time off to rest, as per news.com.au.

She explained on-air: “Ever since picking up that virus, I’ve been to the doctor several times and he said because I’ve been pushing myself every day, after the show all I’ve been doing is sleeping and I’m not getting better.”

 Credit: Richard Milnes/Alamy Live News
Credit: Richard Milnes/Alamy Live News

Kyle added: “I feel it’s got worse. I can hear it."

Jackie O continued: “I just have to take some time off. I’m ending the show today. As in now.

“You know how much this show means to me, you know how much I push through everything, and I would not be doing this unless I absolutely had to.”


Kyle then asked if his colleague had ‘cancer’, to which Jackie maintained that she just needed to get some ‘rest’.

Jackie O insisted that she’d only be taking ‘a couple of weeks’ off.

LADbible has reached out to ARN, the broadcasting company that owns KIIS, for comment.


Jackie O is one of Australia’s most lucrative radio and television personalities.

Best known for her work on The Kyle and Jackie O Show and The Hot Hits Live from LA, Jackie O is no stranger to Australian media, having forged a career which has seen her score many high profile endorsements, and a highly desirable salary.

Since kickstarting her radio career in the '90s, hosting shows such as Ground Zero and the Hot 30, and working on networks FM104.7, Triple M Adelaide and Fox FM with her former husband Phil O’Neil, Jackie O has become a household name in Australian radio and television.

Jackie O’s radio career reached new heights after partnering with Kyle Sandilands on 2Day FM’s Today Network, now known as the Hit Network, home to Melbourne’s 101.9 The Fox.


Kyle and Jackie O also hosted the countdown show The Hot Hits until 2009.

n 2013, Kyle and Jackie O made the move from 2Day FM to KIIS 106.5FM, and more than doubled the station’s breakfast listeners by March 2014, with their show being the most popular FM show in Sydney.

As well as her work in radio, Jackie O has also hosted various Australian reality series, including Australian Princess, Big Brother, Surprise Surprise Gotcha and The Nation.

More recently, Jackie O also starred on The Masked Singer Australia as one of the ‘guessers’ alongside Dannii Minogue, Dave Hughes and Lindsay Lohan.


However, after the third season, she departed the show to spend more time with her daughter, and has since been replaced by fellow radio host Abbie Chatfield.

Featured Image Credit: kyleandjackieo/Instagram. Richard Milnes/Alamy Live News

Topics: News, Australia, Celebrity

Charisa Bossinakis
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