Sami Lukis replaces Meshel Laurie on Wollongong's Wave FM

Sami Lukis has taken over from Meshel Laurie on Wollongong's Wave FM 96.5 Breakfast Show with Straney & Damien Leith.

According to a report by radioinfo on Friday, Sami, 51, is filling in for regular host Jade Tonta while she's on maternity leave.

Meshel, 47, was previously filling in for Jade, but she was replaced by Sami, who took over on Monday.

Changeover: Sami Lukis has taken over from Meshel Laurie (pictured) on Wollongong's Wave FM 96.5 Breakfast Show with Straney & Damien Leith

New gig: According to a report by radioinfo on Friday, Sami Lukis (pictured) is filling in for regular host Jade Tonta while she's on maternity leave

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Changeover: Sami Lukis (right) has taken over from Meshel Laurie (left) on Wollongong's Wave FM 96.5 Breakfast Show with Straney & Damien Leith

The comedian appeared to have parted on good terms though, with Wave FM stating they 'can't thank the amazing Meshel Laurie enough, who has done an incredible job hosting the show'.

Fellow radio host and former Australian Idol winner Damien Leith also paid tribute to Meshel, while welcoming Sami to the team.

'It's been such a thrill to work with Meshel over the past few months, we've shared lots of laughs and she's taught me a great deal along the way, we even wrote a song together!' the 45-year-old said. 

Temporary host: Meshel, 47, was previously filling in for Jade, but she was replaced by Sami, who took over on Monday

Temporary host: Meshel, 47, was previously filling in for Jade, but she was replaced by Sami, who took over on Monday

'I'm also really looking forward to reconnecting with Sami, she's incredibly talented and the Illawarra are in for treat.' 

Meanwhile, Sami confessed she was both 'nervous and excited' to be returning to breakfast radio.

'It's been quite a few years between radio shows (and 4am wakeup calls), so I'm nervous and excited to be joining the team next week...' she said. 

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