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Sunrise: Sam Mac's fury as Robert Irwin 'steals' weatherman job


Sam Mac’s feud with Robert Irwin EXPLODES on TikTok as the jealous Sunrise weatherman accuses the teenage zookeeper of ‘stealing’ his job

There’s an old saying in showbusiness: everyone’s replaceable.

And Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac learned the hard way this week that whenever a TV host takes time off work, they do so at their peril.

He ranted on TikTok about Channel Seven billing Robert Irwin as the show’s ‘new weather presenter’ even though he was just filling in for a few days.

Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac (pictured) learned the hard way this week that whenever a TV host takes time off work, they do so at their peril

Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac (pictured) learned the hard way this week that whenever a TV host takes time off work, they do so at their peril

He was furious over the fact Robert – an ‘animal guy’ – was able to effortlessly read the weather during live crosses from Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Sam also didn’t appreciate how the 18-year-old zookeeper joked about taking his job and got along so well with hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr.

But what really pushed him over the edge was getting a text from his mother Loretta, who gushed over how ‘amazing’ and ‘handsome’ Robert was.

He ranted on TikTok about Channel Seven billing Robert Irwin as the show's 'new weather presenter' even though he was just filling in for a few days

He ranted on TikTok about Channel Seven billing Robert Irwin as the show’s ‘new weather presenter’ even though he was just filling in for a few days

Sam, who is expecting his first child with partner Rebecca James in September, said in his video: ‘So, I’ve been on leave this week.

‘People have started sending me articles saying “Watch out, Robert Irwin’s going to take your job.” I was like, “[News websites] do stuff like this all the time; I’m sure it’s out of context…”

‘So I thought, to be safe, I’d check out what was said on the air.’

He was furious over the fact Robert - an 'animal guy' - was able to effortlessly read the weather during live crosses from Australia Zoo in Queensland

He was furious over the fact Robert – an ‘animal guy’ – was able to effortlessly read the weather during live crosses from Australia Zoo in Queensland

Sam then aired footage of Robert, the son of late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin, saying on Sunrise: ‘All I can say is, Sam Mac, I’m coming for you!’

He also dug out an official Sunrise promo of Robert describing himself as ‘the new weatherman’, adding once again: ‘Watch out, Sam Mac!’

Sam then watched back footage of one of Robert’s live weather crosses and was crestfallen to discover he did a pretty good job.

Sam is expecting a child with his partner Rebecca James (left) in September

Sam is expecting a child with his partner Rebecca James (left) in September

‘Alright! He’s good,’ he conceded.

Sam admitted he felt ‘insecure’ by it all, and a text from his mum didn’t help matters after she asked him if he’d ‘been fired’ yet.

Robert, a regular guest on Sunrise since he was a child, filled in for two days this week while Sam was on leave. Katie Brown filled in for the remaining three days.

Robert, a regular guest on Sunrise since he was a child, filled in for two days this week while Sam was on leave. Katie Brown filled in for the remaining three days

Robert, a regular guest on Sunrise since he was a child, filled in for two days this week while Sam was on leave. Katie Brown filled in for the remaining three days

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