Friday 20 April 2018

How does the nation feel about Ivan Yates' departure from Newstalk?

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The news broke this evening that Ivan Yates will be stepping down from his weekday mornings slot on Newstalk Breakfast.

The outspoken presenter - who has denied the exit has any links to bankruptcy - will be stepping away from other media roles and public life to go travelling with his wife for a year.

Speaking to his co-presenter Chris Donoghue said Ivan "has been a great partner on air".

"Where most 'big names' want all the limelight to themselves Yates has always been happy to share with the people he works with.... He just wants all the money,” he joked.

So whether devastated or delighted, we've taken a look at what impact the announcement of his departure has had on the nation.

And the results might just surprise you.

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