Dumped weatherman Tim Bailey takes a cheeky swipe at TV executives – one year after he was brutally axed from Channel 10 due to budget cuts
Tim Bailey has taken a funny crack at TV executives, almost one year after he was sensationally axed from Channel 10 due to budget cuts.
On Wednesday, the legendary weatherman – who had worked at the network for 28 years – shared a picture of himself standing near a squadron of pelicans.
Showing he hasn’t lost his sense of humour about his departure, the 58-year-old captioned the photo: ‘Hanging out with some TV Execs,’ followed by a crying with laughter and two see no evil emojis.
Cheeky swipe: On Wednesday, weatherman Tim Bailey took a cheeky swipe at TV executives almost one year after he was axed from Channel 10 due to budget cuts. He shared this photo besides a squadron of pelicans, captioned: ‘Hanging out with some TV Execs’
Bailey, along with at least 24 other stars including Studio 10’s Kerri-Anne and journalist Natarsha Belling, were sacked in a brutal afternoon of budget cuts last August.
Bailey later described his exit as a deep betrayal that rattled him immensely.
‘A knife through the back and through the heart, it’s the best description of it,’ he told Nine Honey at the time.
However, Bailey wasn’t left unemployed for long – as he received a call from Ben Fordham and offered a job at 2GB just 20 minutes after Ten announced he’d been sacked.
End of an era: Tim, along with at least 24 other stars including Studio 10’s Kerri-Anne and journalist Natarsha Belling, were sacked in a brutal afternoon of budget cuts last August
Describing his job at 2GB as a ‘second chance’, Bailey told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘Ten letting me go turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me in a way.’
‘Which is kind of funny when you think about it but also goes to show, if you stay positive, you never know what’s around the corner.’
He left his role in July this year, quitting due to an interstate move.
Announcing the news on a live radio broadcast, the media icon said he’s decided to hang up the microphone after recently relocating from Sydney to the Gold Coast with his wife Samantha.
‘Thank you for picking the phone up, mate’: Bailey also praised Fordham (left) for offering him a job at 2GB when he was ‘at his lowest’
‘I’m very fortunate, my beautiful and brilliant wife has a very big job in medical technology and she liked the sound of living on the Gold Coast, so she found us a house that is basically the house of our dreams,’ Bailey told Fordham.
‘Benny, I love you, but i love wife, wine, bike and board a little bit more,’ he mused.
The weatherman went on to thank his colleagues at 2GB, saying he ‘loved every second’ of his time working at 2GB.
‘Thank you for picking the phone up, mate, when I was at my lowest. And thank you for picking the phone up today. Good on ya, Benny boy!’ he gushed.
No more stormy days! Describing his job at 2GB as a ‘second chance’, Tim told The Sunday Telegraph : ‘Ten letting me go turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me in a way’