Good Game hosts Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen (pictured second from right) and Nich ‘Nichboy’ Richardson (pictured right) are joining a rival show on Seven, according to online reports.
ABC’s Director of Television, Richard Finlayson, wrote in a staff email, “When it was announced that two key members of our presenting team were heading off to join a new rival show, the Entertainment and Programming teams agreed we were best to go out on a high.”
Pop culture site Junkee reports the show is due on Seven but without further detail.
In his email to staff, Finlayson argued “when Good Game began in 2006, Facebook was less than two years old and YouTube just 12 months. It virtually stood alone as a video-based information source for gamers. While the show has remained strong, today it is one of myriad offers.”
Only last week ABC still had new episodes of the show in upcoming schedules.
On Instagram Stephanie Bendixsen said, “There are no words to describe how upsetting it is to share this news with you today. Good Game is the place I truly discovered who I was. Found strength and confidence in myself and what I loved to do. The incredible team I’ve worked with have been my family. The show has provided ten, incredible years of a love and passion for gaming, and I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of this wonderful family for seven of them.
“Rest assured, there is a brilliant team still at the ABC who are ever-committed to making Spawn Point the best possible show it can be for gamers by gamers – for younger viewers on ABC ME.
“This whole journey has been SO special and in the last month incredibly emotional. I count myself lucky to retain such strong, life-long friendships with Bajo and everyone on the team.
“The future holds some pretty big changes for me, however I’m eternally grateful for every blissful experience both online and IRL that I’ve had in my seven years on the show. Thank you for watching and supporting myself and the team for all these years. It means more than you can ever know.
Hex out. 💙”
Meanwhile kid-friendly Good Game: Spawn Point is continuing with Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell remaining with the ABC.