Breakfast have welcomed Daniel Faitaua back to the team after five years.

Faitaua left the show to become TVNZ’s Europe correspondent in 2019, before returning to Aotearoa last year. Since then, he’s been filling in on Seven Sharp and 1News at 6pm.

Faitaua said he’s excited to be back on the Breakfast couch, and feels like it’s a “younger team” since he was last presenting, “but I think I’m just getting older he joked”.

When the news was announced last week, the 47-year-old said: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Breakfast and joining the amazing stable of talent, in front and behind the camera.

“I’ve always loved the excitement of live TV and now I get to jump back into three hours of it, waking up with you every morning.

“I’ll be there bright and early on Monday, a large coffee in hand, and ready to kick start an exciting 2024.”