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Saturday, 18th March, 2017

And the trophy for best television personality goes to ... Not quite, but  Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac (right) and Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello were nevertheless excited yesterday to get their hands on the coveted Outback Cup trophy. The friends dropped into town to promote and enjoy Australia’s best country race meeting. PICTURE: Daniel Stringer And the trophy for best television personality goes to ... Not quite, but Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac (right) and Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello were nevertheless excited yesterday to get their hands on the coveted Outback Cup trophy. The friends dropped into town to promote and enjoy Australia’s best country race meeting. PICTURE: Daniel Stringer

By Daniel Stringer

Sunrise was in Broken Hill yesterday, broadcasting the weather and bringing some welcome national exposure to the Silver City.

Despite the early start a large crowd gathered at the Palace Hotel, with many excited by the opportunity to get their faces on TV.

Weather presenter Sam Mac was the main attraction, engaging with the crowd both on and off camera. 

The presenter said he had received a very warm welcome to Broken Hill. 

“It is my first visit out to Broken Hill and I absolutely love it,” Sam Mac said.

“It has been a great warm welcome and everyone has been very friendly, there are lots of characters which makes our job easier for TV.”

The role of a weather presenter comes with the perk of travelling across the country, often to a new location each day.

Despite visiting almost every corner of Australia, Sam Mac says Broken Hill is high on his list.

“One of the best things about our job is getting to meet the local people and Broken Hill has been one of my favourite places and I don’t just say that. 

“We get to visit a lot of great places and there are a lot of great communities, but this morning was just so much fun and the characters in this town are just great.” 

The visit to Broken Hill isn’t over just yet for the comedian, as he will be attending the St Pat’s races today.

He will be helping to celebrate good friend Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello’s birthday and couldn’t resist the opportunity to poke fun at his fellow television personality.

“It will be my first time at the Broken Hill races and I am really looking forward to it.

“I will be celebrating my good friend Cosi’s birthday, he is a lot older than me so he needs young people like me around to act as his carer.”

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