Network Ten's four-day-old breakfast show Wake Up now has a stand-in executive producer after morning TV whiz kid Adam Boland took indefinite leave.

A Ten spokeswoman said on Thursday Boland is ill and has taken a break, but would not elaborate on how long he was expected to be off work.

"Adam Boland is unwell and is therefore taking a break," the spokeswoman said in a statement.

Boland has been behind the creation of the breakfast show Wake Up and the morning show Studio 10.

Both shows are now under the guidance of Rob McKnight, who was initially only the executive producer of Studio 10, until Boland returns to work.

Wake Up, with Natarsha Belling, James Mathison and Natasha Exelby behind the desk, started on Monday and its launch show drew 51,256 viewers.

The ratings dipped to 39,037 on Tuesday before slightly rebounding to 43,572 on Wednesday.

Studio 10, which features Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose as a panellist, fared marginally better than Wake Up in the ratings.

It also launched on Monday and the first show attracted 61,254 viewers before slipping to 45,305 on Tuesday and then lifting to 48,316 on Wednesday.

"Wake Up and Studio 10 are up and running, and Adam has full faith in his team," the spokeswoman said.

Ten has not named a date for Boland's return.

 

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