It was short and radio announcer Mike Puru's voice was filled with emotion as he introduced his last break on the Edge radio station.
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He had no comment to make to Spy about his new gig.
Mediaworks, who have their new season launch at Auckland's Northern Club tomorrow, also wouldn't comment on Puru's departure from the show.
Former NZ Idol host Bowden has had much experience with reality TV shows, having also worked on Dancing with the Stars, both in New Zealand and the US, and The X Factor NZ.
It remains to be seen if he brings his infamous X Factor pause to the Bachelor rose ceremonies – or if he gives the new Bachelor himself a run for his money.
He was replaced by Clinton Randell and the station's breakfast show was renamed The Jay-Jay, Dom & Randell Show.
In 2016 Puru continued as host for the second season of The Bachelor, but was not selected as the host for the third season.
"Mike is a very astute broadcaster who has worked for Mediaworks for 21 years.
He is the current host of Three's morning show The Cafe.
Puru came out on air as gay in 2010, and shortly after he announced his engagement to his partner of eight years, Regan Wallis.
From 2015 until 2016 he hosted seasons one and two of New Zealand's The Bachelor TV show on Three.
Puru then began working as one of the current hosts along with Mel Homer on The Cafe which is also broadcast on Three.