Mick Molloy reveals the REAL reason why he walked away from his career in radio
By Abi Moustafa For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 10:00 GMT, 3 December 2021 | Updated: 10:35 GMT, 3 December 2021
Last month, comedian Mick Molloy announced his decision to leave his gig at Triple M after 11 years on air.
And on Friday, he finally revealed the real reason behind his resignation, claiming he'd recently lost his passion for the platform.
'Eleven years is longer than I've stayed anywhere at anytime,' Molloy told The Herald Sun.
Why he walked away: Comedian Mick Molloy (pictured) recently announced his decision to leave his gig at Triple M after 11 years on air. And on Friday, he finally revealed the real reason behind his resignation, claiming he'd lost his passion for the platform
'There's just a point when you know. You get up, you go to work, and you think I'm not as fired up about it as I used to be.
'It's a big decision and not one I took lightly. But I thought it was time to do something else, and take on some new challenges.'
Mick, who co-hosts Channel 7's The Front Bar, told the publication that in between his TV commitments and his role as a dad to nine-year-old twin boys Fred and Lenny also impacted his choice.
Good mates: Elsewhere in the interview, Mick noted that fellow radio star Eddie McGuire helped him keep his love for radio afloat for years. Pictured, Mick with Eddie McGuire
Elsewhere in the interview, Mick noted that fellow radio star Eddie McGuire helped him keep his love for radio afloat for years.
The 55-year-old's comments come after Mick revealed he bought the Railway Hotel in Melbourne's Brunswick.
Speaking to The Herald Sun, in November, he said that he's keen to use the establishment for comedy shows and other forms of entertainment.
'A pub, to me, is a meeting place,' he told the publication.
Purchased: Mick recently bought the Railway Hotel in Melbourne's Brunswick (pictured)
'It's important to get together with people in your neighbourhood, share stories and have a laugh,' he added.
The Railway Hotel will reopen in January following a number of refurbishments.
Meanwhile, Mick is set to part ways with Triple M after 11 years.
In November, the Crackerjack star revealed he was moving on less than a year after his co-host Jane Kennedy quit their drive show.
'After 11 amazing years at Triple M I've decided it's time to move on to a new chapter in my working life,' began the father-of-two at the time.
'A pub, to me, is a meeting place': The 55-year-old said that he's keen to use the establishment for comedy shows and other forms of entertainment
Mick continued, 'It just feels the time is right to explore some exciting new creative opportunities that are presenting themselves for the years ahead.'
The Late Show alum joked, 'I want to say thanks to the amazing producing team who put out an amazing show each and every day, despite my frequent showbiz ar**hole type antics.'
The shock announcement comes after his former co-host, Jane Kennedy, left their show earlier this year.
Describing Molloy's departure as his 'last drinks,' head of Triple M Mike Fitzpatrick said: 'Mick is a radio pioneer, one of Australia's greatest performers and it's been a privilege to have worked with him at Triple M again.'
Time to go: Meanwhile, Mick is set to part ways with Triple M after 11 years