Lauren Phillips manages to save her radio career as her KIIS FM Melbourne show is picked up by Nova 100 after she and co-host Jase Hawkins were axed to make way for Kyle and Jackie O in Melbourne

Lauren Phillips and Jase Hawkins’ radio careers have been saved after they were brutally dumped from Melbourne’s KIIS FM last year.

The radio duo, who were replaced by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson amid their historic $200million 10-year radio expansion to the Victorian capital, have been picked up by Nova 100 as part of a new breakfast lineup.

Nova Entertainment announced on Friday that the broadcasters will make the jump, replacing their network’s current breakfast show team Ben Harvey, Liam Stapleton and Belle Jackson.

‘I’m beyond excited to be joining the Nova family,’ Lauren, 41, said in a statement.

‘I’ve been a longtime fan of the station and to be joining Nova 100 really is a dream come true.’

Lauren Phillips and Jase Hawkins’ radio careers have been saved after they were brutally dumped from Melbourne ‘s KIIS FM last year. Both pictured

She added: ‘I’ve made the most of having a few months off, but my plans of becoming a professional dog walker are now on hold, and I’m so ready to get back to work with Jase here in Melbourne.’

Meanwhile, Jase, 42, said: ‘I’m wrapped to have a job again. I’m even more over the moon that we get to join Nova.’

‘My whole career, I have always wanted to be a part of this network, it’s the perfect fit for Loz and I. So, I’m sorry Nova, we’re never leaving,’ he added.

The radio duo, who were replaced by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson amid their historic $200million 10-year radio expansion, have been picked up by Nova 100

'I'm beyond excited to be joining the Nova family,' Lauren (pictured) said in a statement

The radio duo, who were replaced by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson amid their historic $200million 10-year radio expansion to the Victorian capital, have been picked up by Nova 100 as part of a new breakfast lineup

Nova Entertainment announced on Friday that the broadcasters will make the jump, replacing their network's current breakfast show team Ben Harvey, Liam Stapleton and Belle Jackson. All pictured

Nova Entertainment announced on Friday that the broadcasters will make the jump, replacing their network’s current breakfast show team Ben Harvey, Liam Stapleton and Belle Jackson. All pictured

‘Melbourne, we’re back! So join us and come over to Nova.’

Nova 100’s current breakfast team, Ben, Liam & Belle, will host a brand new national show, Late Drive, airing weekdays from 6pm to 8pm.

Jase and Lauren recorded their last KISS FM show on December 1, while ARN released a statement earlier this year revealing Byron Cooke will remain on KIIS 101.1 during the summer before Kyle and Jackie O make their way south.

In November, Sydney-based radio duo Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ signed a record-breaking $200million, 10-year deal live on-air – keeping them on the airwaves until 2034.

A spokesperson for ARN confirmed to Daily Mail Australia the deal for the Sydney duo meant their work pals Jase Hawkins and Lauren Phillips were out of a job and their Melbourne breakfast show finished up in December.

Jase (left) and Lauren (right) were out of a job and their Melbourne breakfast show finished up in December

Jase (left) and Lauren (right) were out of a job and their Melbourne breakfast show finished up in December

Lauren broke down in tears while announcing the news to her listeners, sobbing that she didn’t want to ‘say goodbye to Melbourne’.

Jase and Lauren’s show was successful for KIIS FM, bringing in new listeners for the station and sitting third in the Melbourne market behind Fox FM’s Fifi Fev & Nick and GOLD104.3’s Christian O’Connell. 

In a statement to celebrate the historic contract renewal, Sandilands said, ‘Fans of the show will be stoked to hear that this 10-year deal is the longest radio deal in Australian history.

KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie 'O' confirmed their historic new radio deal which will see them expand from Sydney to Victoria's capital

KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ confirmed their historic new radio deal which will see them expand from Sydney to Victoria’s capital

‘Love us or loathe us, Jackie and I will be continuing with our politically incorrect nonsense for a long, long time.’

He added, ‘We want to thank the listeners. Staff. All the clients. Even senior management, I’ll give a nod to. They actually did something brilliant.’

The duo will dominate markets outside their Sydney-based audience and extend their reach into Melbourne for the first time.

It’s been reported one unique clause in the contract gives Sandilands the ability to broadcast the show from ‘anywhere on the earth’.

The shock jock has often worked on the KIIS FM show from Los Angeles and other places, so the new contract will give the flexibility to continue broadcasting from wherever he chooses.

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