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Kate Langbroek reveals the truth behind her radio split from Dave Hughes

Kate Langbroek reveals the truth behind her ‘split’ from Dave Hughes after years on air as powerhouse duo Hughesy and Kate

She was one half of the Australia’s most successful radio duos for years. 

And on Wednesday, Kate Langbroek revealed the truth behind her ‘split’ from comedian Dave Hughes after she decided to move to Italy

Speaking on her new radio show The 3pm Pick-Up, the 55-year-old said the pair’s ‘divorce’ was a long time coming. 

Kate Langbroek reveals the truth behind her split from Dave Hughes after years on air as powerhouse duo Hughesy and Kate on 2DayFM

‘It was a big thing, but he knew it was coming for a long time because I had pre-empted [a move to Italy],’ she told co-hosts Monty Diamond and Yumi Stynes. 

‘We were actually doing a show here together when I decided we [her family] were going to go live in Italy together.’ 

She said Dave questioned her move to Bologna Italy and how she would spend her days in the city. 

Close: Kate said of her radio sidekick: 'Apart from my husband he was the most significant man in my life. And it has been like a marriage, and now like a divorce

Close: Kate said of her radio sidekick: ‘Apart from my husband he was the most significant man in my life. And it has been like a marriage, and now like a divorce

‘He kept saying to me: ”What are you going to do all day”,’ Kate said. ‘I’m like, my dream, my dream is nothingness.’     

Kate went on to call Dave one of the most ‘significant men in her life’.

‘Apart from my husband he was the most significant man in my life. And it has been like a marriage, and now like a divorce,’ she said. 

Back on the airwaves: Kate is now on the 3PM-Pick Up, alongside Monty Diamond and Yumi Stynes. She replaced model and WAG, Bec Judd

Back on the airwaves: Kate is now on the 3PM-Pick Up, alongside Monty Diamond and Yumi Stynes. She replaced model and WAG, Bec Judd 

Kate and her husband of 17 years, Peter, relocated to Bologna with their four children, Lewis, Sunday, Artie and Jan, in January 2019. 

It was supposed to be a ‘family gap year’, but they decided to extend the break for an additional 12 months before coronavirus was declared a pandemic. 

Kate only recently moved back to Melbourne after she was forced to live under Italy’s strict covid lockdowns last year.   

Adventure: Kate and her husband of 17 years, Peter, relocated to Bologna with their four children, Lewis, Sunday, Artie and Jan, in January 2019

Adventure: Kate and her husband of 17 years, Peter, relocated to Bologna with their four children, Lewis, Sunday, Artie and Jan, in January 2019

Speaking to the Herald Sun earlier this month, Kate explained that ‘Hughesy and Kate’ couldn’t get back together because Dave is now doing a breakfast show in Sydney.   

She said she didn’t want to uproot her four children to a new city again following their recent return from Italy.

‘We had conversations about that but I couldn’t say to the kids, yeah we’re coming back to Australia, guess what we’re moving to Sydney,’ she explained.  

The kids: Speaking to the Herald Sun this month, Kate explained the duo could not get back together because Dave is now doing a breakfast show in Sydney

The kids: Speaking to the Herald Sun this month, Kate explained the duo could not get back together because Dave is now doing a breakfast show in Sydney

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