In an interview with Ten Daily’s Sandra Sully, Chin said the time had come for her to walk away from the network which she had spent nearly four decades at.
“There’s not one big reason, there’s many small to medium-sized reasons, which for the time being I wish to keep to myself but may talk about one day,” Chin revealed.
“One reason I shall reveal however, is that working two days a week didn’t give me enough time to devote to the pub and re-reading the complete works of Shakespeare. So now that I work zero days that issue has been addressed.”
She stressed however, that she was not retiring just finishing up as a newsreader for the SBS. “Trust me, I’m not done yet,” she wrote on Twitter soon after.
I have not announced my retirement. I simply am not reading the news on @SBS anymore. I’m open to returning to SBS or appearing on any other network. Trust me, I’m not done yet. https://t.co/kpDLXKc66d
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) July 26, 2018
Chin’s unique presenting style, eclectic wardrobe and searing humour earned her a cult following in Australia and many social media page dedications including Facebook’s Lee Lin Chin’s Asymmetrical Outfits.
Her recurring role on SBS’s skit show, The Feed cemented her as a legend of television and led to a Gold Logie nomination in 2016.
Below, we honour some of Lee Lin Chin’s most memorable (and just fucking brilliant) Tweets:
Last week I was up at the Great Barrier Reef. I think that GBR and I are very similar. We’re both unique beauties, it’s impossible to confirm our exact ages and rich old men just keep trying to drill us.
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) March 1, 2018
In other news, I’m now the managing director of SBS.#longlivethequeen
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) July 17, 2018
No one has come to buy me a beer, you’re all dead to me. pic.twitter.com/bJuKnk8kSc
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) May 11, 2018
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) November 14, 2017
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) August 18, 2017
It is dirty and unworthy of me. https://t.co/90gsE170T6
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) May 24, 2017
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) February 22, 2017
Happy new year Australia! I’m in Hong Kong drinking so this is a pre-programmed tweet. It is a lie, just like my love for you.
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) December 31, 2016
Long live the Queen!