Jackie Henderson has finally announced the exact date that she’ll be returning to the popular breakfast radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she co-hosts with Kyle Sandilands.

During an appearance on Sunrise this morning, the radio host told listeners that she’d be back on the air this coming Monday, the 16th of January.

Jackie O suddenly stepped down from the radio show back in November due to health reasons. At the time, she announced the news on air and said she’d been struggling with her health ever since contracting COVID-19 earlier in the year.

The popular radio host said she was advised by her doctor to take a break from her radio co-hosting duties in order to give her body time to recuperate.

“Ever since picking up that virus, I’ve been to the doctor several times and he said because I’ve been pushing myself every day, after the show all I’ve been doing is sleeping and I’m not getting better,” she said.

“I just have to take some time off,” she added. “I’m ending the show today. As in now.”

Her co-host Kyle Sandilands jokingly asked if she was dying and Jackie O replied that she was just in need of some “serious rest.”

“(The doctor) basically said, ‘if you keep doing this, this is going to get much worse,’ and I’ve taken his advice,” she explained.

At the time, Jackie didn’t reveal exactly when she would be back, but said she’d be off the air “for a couple of weeks.”

Former The Bachelor contestant and ‘Life Uncut’ podcast host Brittany Hockley stepped in to temporarily fill Jackie O’s shoes while she was recovering.

While The Kyle and Jackie O show is the highest rating radio show in the country, many of Hockley’s fans didn’t believe that working with Sandilands was the best idea.

Largely thanks to his reputation as a ‘shock-jock’ and being controversial, Sandilands has been called out by multiple personalities – which is what concerned Hockley’s fans. 

“What I can’t reconcile is that [Kyle’s] public persona is so influential and toxic and creates so much harm and hurt for clickbait, which lines his pocket quite nicely,” said one fan about the announcement.

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