BREAKFAST radio team Merrick, Rosso and Kate Ritchie have admitted their partnership delivered creative friction but refused to indulge industry rumours they were at loggerheads.

Merrick Watts labelled as untrue persistent industry speculation that he and comedic partner Tim Ross were upset about Ritchie's addition to their morning team.

"No matter who you put in that chair it's going to be bumpy - not in the sense of having blow-ups or personality clashes. It was just about getting the cogs to mesh properly,'' Watts said.
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