Jessica Rowe meets with Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell

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Heading for breakfast TV? Jessica Rowe meets with Sunrise boss Michael Pell – after admitting her professional life has been ‘pretty crap’ since quitting Studio 10 three years ago

Jessica Rowe has met up with Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell, three years after quitting her TV hosting role at Studio 10. 

The 50-year-old was seen having a private catch up with the 38-year-old wunderkind this week, The Daily Telegraph reports. 

However, the meeting was just friendly, and not work related, an alleged source told the paper on Sunday. 

Catch up: Jessica Rowe has met up with Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell, three years after quitting her TV hosting role at Studio 10. The 50-year-old was seen having a private catch up with the 38-year-old wunderkind this week, The Daily Telegraph reports. Both pictured

Catch up: Jessica Rowe has met up with Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell, three years after quitting her TV hosting role at Studio 10. The 50-year-old was seen having a private catch up with the 38-year-old wunderkind this week, The Daily Telegraph reports. Both pictured 

‘She’s not joining Channel 7. They are friends,’ the source is reported has having told The Daily Telegraph. 

Jessica admitted she missed being on television, telling the paper: ‘What I do miss is having an audience to play up to. 

‘Nowadays I find myself doing a song and dance routine for my daughters. Not that successfully’. 

Just pals: 'She's not joining Channel 7. They are friends,' the source is reported has having told The Daily Telegraph

Just pals: ‘She’s not joining Channel 7. They are friends,’ the source is reported has having told The Daily Telegraph

Jess announced in March 2018 she was leaving Studio 10 to spend more time with her family. She has since appeared on the show as a guest. 

Speaking to News.com.au’s How to Be Happy podcast recently, the former presenter admitted she was struggling to find work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Well, I’ve got to be honest, in my professional life it’s been pretty crap,’ she said. 

‘A lot of my work has gone. It’s disappeared because a lot of my work has been talking to people, hosting events, advocating for mental health but doing that with people, with an audience,’ she explained.

Out: Jess announced in March 2018 she was leaving Studio 10 to spend more time with her family. She has since appeared on the show as a guest

Out: Jess announced in March 2018 she was leaving Studio 10 to spend more time with her family. She has since appeared on the show as a guest

Jessica, who is known for her popular lifestyle blog Crap Housewife, also said she was finding self-isolation difficult because she ‘thrives on connecting with people’. 

The TV personality has also spoken about her struggle with depression towards the end of her tenure at Studio 10. 

Jessica told The Australian Women’s Weekly in March 2019 she’d been close to breaking point when she decided to quit her morning TV role. 

‘I could feel at the end of each show, not every day, but most days I would be close to tears,’ she said at the time. 

Tough: Speaking to News.com.au's How to Be Happy podcast recently, the former presenter admitted she was struggling to find work during the Covid-19 pandemic. 'Well, I've got to be honest, in my professional life it's been pretty crap,' she said

Tough: Speaking to News.com.au’s How to Be Happy podcast recently, the former presenter admitted she was struggling to find work during the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Well, I’ve got to be honest, in my professional life it’s been pretty crap,’ she said

‘I’d feel that behind my eyes and was just about keeping it together. And I thought, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’

‘I knew that I was heading down, I knew that my anxiety was there, that I was getting depressed and that if I didn’t make a change I’d start to falter.’ 

‘There wasn’t a light-bulb moment in terms of making this decision, but we went on a family holiday last year [and] I started to think long and hard about how being present with them made them feel and made me feel,’ she said at the time. 

Breaking point:  The TV personality has also spoken about her struggle with depression towards the end of her tenure at Studio 10. Jessica told The Australian Women's Weekly in March 2019 she'd been close to breaking point when she decided to quit her morning TV role

Breaking point:  The TV personality has also spoken about her struggle with depression towards the end of her tenure at Studio 10. Jessica told The Australian Women’s Weekly in March 2019 she’d been close to breaking point when she decided to quit her morning TV role

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