Rawdon Christie

PHOTO: Rawdon Christie is now an agent with Barfoot and Thompson. Photo: Supplied

When the Covid-19 lockdown was announced in March, former TVNZ Breakfast star Rawdon Christie once again changed gears in his career.

Christie was everyone’s friend over breakfast for five years, before getting the axe in 2016.

Since then, he has spent most of his time working at conferences and running his own media relations business.

“When the lockdown was announced in March, most of my work for the year was wiped out,” Christie told nzherald.co.nz.

“I enrolled at the Open Polytech and now, five months later, I have my Real Estate licence.”

Christie, who started his TV career as a journalist with the BBC in the UK, was snapped by Auckland’s largest real estate agency, Barfoot and Thompson, which had previously approached him about joining as an agent.

“I’ve just started working for Barfoot & Thompson in my local suburb and I absolutely love it,” he said.