“Forget about me”: Samantha Armytage tells Natalie Barr to move on
Samantha Armytage has told Natalie Barr to forget about her and focus on hosting Sunrise.
Appearing on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show on Tuesday morning, Armytage was asked how she felt about Barr’s recent interview with Women’s Weekly.
Barr addressed her relationship in the interview with the magazine, saying: “We got along very well in the office, for sure. But the truth is we didn’t really see each other outside the office. We had vastly different lives, I guess. We were in different places. She was hanging with her friends, and I was spending time with my family. So, yes, we were in different places.”
When asked about Barr’s interview, Armytage brushed off the question.
“Yeah, well, look, I mean it’s better to be talked about than not, isn’t it, in this life,” she said. “I thought everyone might forget about me when I was having my little TV sabbatical, but it seems they’re not.”
She added: “There’s nothing interesting going on there, honestly. I’m just doing my thing, out in the country.”
Following the interview, the discussion escalated on social media.
The Kyle and Jackie O Twitter account shared the interview with the caption: “So was there beef on-set between @sam_armytage & @natalie_barr? Let’s ask Sam!”
Armytage responded by sharing the interview to her own Twitter account, adding: “Look.. I’m out. Nat’s wanted the job forever.. & she’s finally got it. She just needs to get on & enjoy it - & forget about me.. (even though I’m unforgettable) #peaceout”.
Her claim that Barr had “wanted the job forever” goes against what Barr has said in previous interviews since she took on the co-host role.
Look.. I’m out.
Nat’s wanted the job, forever.. & she’s finally got it.
— Samantha Armytage (@sam_armytage) June 20, 2021
“I’m just not that person [to host],” Barr told Kyle and Jackie O in March. “If Sam had wanted to stay there for another 10 years, that was fine with me.”
Barr said it was a pep talk that pushed her to take on the job when it was offered to her.
“He said, ‘If you sit there and say no and you’re listening to someone else do it, you’ll regret it’,” Barr said.
Image: Samantha Armytage / Instagram