Matt and Alex Triple J
#GoodAzFriday with @aedyson. Getting our cream on for a pavlova 'smash n moosh'.

Matt Okine and Alex Dyson got emotional while announcing to their listeners on Monday that they have decided to quit their Triple J radio show, "Breakfast with Matt and Alex."

“It's very sad ... we haven't been pushed, we're jumping,” Alex told listeners in the morning. “It's absolutely amicable, it's just deciding that were going to move on to different things,” Matt added.

Alex fought back tears as he talked about his journey on the show. “It's really cool meeting people like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julia Gillard, Dave Grohl or Kristen Wiig or whatever, but nothing's cooler than, like, being at Splendour In The Grass and having an ER nurse come up to you and say, 'You make a tough job easier.' Or giving people high fives, giving people hugs, having people say to you, 'Hey Matt and Alex, I also lost my mum when I was younger, and hearing you guys talk about it makes me feel less alone,'” he said, adding tearily, “So thank you so much. I had more written down, but I can't get to it!”

Alex said that post-leaving Triple J, he would travel around the world and probably don a writer’s hat too. “After spending over a third of my life at Triple J, I felt it was time to give someone else a go while I travel the world, do a bit of writing and wean myself off my addiction to new Australian music,” he said.

On the other side, Matt said that he would focus on his hip-hop project, boilermakers and make a career on television. “Before radio I actually studied an acting degree, so I figured I'd wait until my looks and hair had completely deteriorated before moving to the small screen,” he said.

Matt and Alex have been hosting the breakfast show together for three years. Alex started his journey on Triple J as an 18-year-old. He used to co-host along with Tom Ballard until 2014 when Matt replaced Tom.