Speculation is likely to focus on Adam Boland, now at Seven, as a replacement for Mott. Boland is understood to be under contract at Seven until October. Another rumoured candidate is the programming director of Seven Melbourne, Graeme Hill.
However, Ten spokesman Neil Shoebridge told Mumbrella: “Both theories are totally wrong.”
Beverley McGarvey is to fill Mott’s role on an acting basis until a replacement is found.
In an interview at the beginning of the year, Mumbrella editor put to Mott the rumour that he might be replaced by Boland:
The announcement from Ten this morning:
Network Ten today announced the resignation of Chief Programming Officer David Mott.
“David has had an extraordinary career at Ten over the past 16 years,” Network Ten Chief Executive, James Warburton, said.
“He has been a fantastic asset for the