Beloved ‘Sunrise’ presenter David Koch has announced he’s taking personal leave from the popular breakfast news show to attend his daughter’s wedding in London.

Koch – who is affectionately known as Kochie – will be missed by viewers as he takes three weeks off the show.

“Georgie is getting married, the last of the four, so it’s going to be good,” he said.

Kochie explained that he and his family will be staying with his future-son-in-laws family. “We’re all sharing a house with he and his parents before the wedding and we’ve never met.”

He added, “It’ll either be Father Of The Bride or Nightmare On Elm Street. It will be a bit of fun.”

Kochie has been an anchor on Sunrise for over two decades and is arguable the most well-known face of the popular show. Sports presenter Matt Shirvington will be filling his seat while he is in London.

Kochie’s daughter Georgie got engaged to her partner Alex, who is a German national, in September 2020. Her proud dad took to Instagram to publicly announce the news.

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“When your baby girl gets engaged. Congrats to @georgie_koch and “The German” 😂 aka @alex_merks … we couldn’t be happier for you both,” he wrote alongside a photo of the happy couple.

Kochie and his wife Libby share four kids and eight grandchildren. In a recent interview, the news presenter said that they downsized their house after Georgie moved out, but are thinking of expanding it to make more room for all of the grandkids.

:We just put plans in to expand with extra rooms for grandkids,” he told Woman’s Day.

“We’re going the full circle. The lovely thing is, everyone loves coming to stay with us.

“Lib and I often say we couldn’t be more thankful that we’ve got a family and grandkids who love their cousins so much that they want to hang out with them.

“They’re best friends. It’s the greatest joy in our lives. We never take it for granted.”

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