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Heidi Anderson reveals her anger towards Will and Woody after they joined KIIS


Ex-radio presenter reveals her anger and bitterness towards former co-hosts Will and Woody after they left her behind to front KIIS FM’s national drive show: ‘They disowned me’


A former radio presenter has shared her resentment and anger after her two male co-hosts were poached by a rival network, leaving her feeling ‘disowned’.

Heidi Anderson co-hosted Hit 92.9’s Heidi, Will and Woody breakfast show in Perth for four years with Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw.

But McMahon and Whitelaw left the station in 2018 after being given the opportunity of a lifetime to host KIIS FM’s national drive show.

'I felt like they disowned me': Former radio presenter Heidi Anderson (pictured) has shared her resentment and anger after her two male co-hosts were poached by a rival network

‘I felt like they disowned me’: Former radio presenter Heidi Anderson (pictured) has shared her resentment and anger after her two male co-hosts were poached by a rival network

Anderson, who became disillusioned and has now left the radio industry, admitted this week she ‘hated’ her former co-hosts when they jumped ship without her.

‘I f**king hated them when they left because I felt like they disowned me,’ Heidi said on The Experts podcast, hosted by Carmen Braidwood and Nic Haye. 

The former Big Brother star said McMahon and Whitelaw were ‘great’ to work with, but their sudden departure shattered her self-confidence and made her feel bitter.

Former radio show: Anderson co-hosted Hit 92.9's Heidi, Will and Woody breakfast show in Perth for four years with Will McMahon (left) and Woody Whitelaw (right)

Former radio show: Anderson co-hosted Hit 92.9’s Heidi, Will and Woody breakfast show in Perth for four years with Will McMahon (left) and Woody Whitelaw (right)

She also revealed she felt ‘boxed in’ by management at the station. 

During her stint at Hit 92.9, Anderson said she was restricted by what she could say on air to ‘fit in with outdated gender roles’ as a woman partnered with two men.

‘I was boxed in,’ she said. ‘[I wanted] to be 100 per cent myself and that’s all I craved – to be seen and be heard by my mates in the studio.

Upset: The former Big Brother star said McMahon and Whitelaw were 'great' to work with, but their sudden departure shattered her self-confidence and made her feel bitter

Upset: The former Big Brother star said McMahon and Whitelaw were ‘great’ to work with, but their sudden departure shattered her self-confidence and made her feel bitter

‘There is work to be done in radio buildings with the way they want women to be front and centre and then they’re also putting them in this dynamic of one woman [and] two men and they want you to be a certain way.’  

Anderson joined the Heidi, Xavier and Pete show after McMahon and Whitelaw’s departure, but ended up leaving the industry behind in 2019. 

She recalled feeling as if she didn’t ‘fit in’ with her team towards the end of her radio career, and was already having thoughts of leaving her job. 

Disillusioned: Anderson joined the Heidi, Xavier and Pete show after McMahon and Whitelaw's departure, but ended up leaving the industry behind in 2019. She recalled feeling as if she didn't 'fit in' with her team towards the end of her radio career

Disillusioned: Anderson joined the Heidi, Xavier and Pete show after McMahon and Whitelaw’s departure, but ended up leaving the industry behind in 2019. She recalled feeling as if she didn’t ‘fit in’ with her team towards the end of her radio career

Anderson is now focused on being a mother to two-year-old son Memphis and using her experience in media to further her marketing business.

She has ‘not spoken to anyone’ in radio since her departure from Hit 92.9.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted KIIS FM for comment. 

New career: Anderson is now focused on being a mother to two-year-old son Memphis and using her experience in media to further her marketing business

New career: Anderson is now focused on being a mother to two-year-old son Memphis and using her experience in media to further her marketing business

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