An awkward interplay between Tracy Grimshaw and her rumoured A Current Affair alternative Allison Langdon has been caught on digicam.
Grimshaw wrapped up her 17-year run as host on the present on Thursday evening and and was despatched off with applause, hugs and effectively needs from her Channel Nine colleagues as she walked out of the ACA studio for the very last time.
Footage of her farewell at the Nine studios exhibits Grimshaw strolling by means of a guard of honour and when Langdon goes to hug her, she seems to reject the embrace.
Tracy Grimshaw appeared to reject Allison Langdon’s hug after presenting her last ever A Current Affair as she was despatched off by her Channel Nine colleagues
After hugging a number of employees members, together with Karl Stefanovic and Peter Overton, Grimshaw walked by Langdon who had her arms outstretched for an embrace.
But Grimshaw brutally brushed her, showing to shake her head before hugging one other colleague down the hall.
Langdon is extremely-tipped to substitute Grimshaw as host of the present and an announcement is predicted to be made by Nine subsequent week.
Footage exhibits Grimshaw strolling by means of a ‘guard of honour’ and when Langdon went to hug her, she appeared to reject the embrace
Grimshaw brutally brushed her, showing to shake her head before hugging one other colleague down the hall
Kyle Sandilands appeared to verify that Langdon is changing Grimshaw throughout an interview with the lengthy-operating host on Wednesday.
Speaking to Grimshaw on his KIIS FM radio present, the shock jock said he knew it was the Today present host.
Kyle claimed he’d had a private dialog with Langdon’s Today present co-host Karl Stefanovic, who has been asking him for recommendation on a possible alternative for her.
‘I feel like I know, because I’ve been talking to [Karl] Stefanovic,’ he told Grimshaw after grilling her on the subject of her alternative.
‘Well, let me just tell everyone it is Ally. I don’t imply to bust Channel Nine’s bubble.’
Sandilands said Stefanovic didn’t inform him their chat was ‘confidential’.
‘Maybe that was a personal chat? I don’t know… But he didn’t ask me not to say something,’ he continued.
Grimshaw remained coy when pressed on the rumours as to who will be her alternative, saying each candidate for the job is ‘an exemplary person’.
Grimshaw was despatched off with applause, hugs and effectively needs from her Channel Nine colleagues
‘I certainly hope Channel Nine would replace me with a dud,’ she joked.
‘But unfortunately they do replace me with someone excellent.’
‘I can’t probably provide you with a touch, however you’ll know very quickly,’ she added. ‘I wouldn’t be stunned if you realize subsequent week.’
During her closing present, a teary Grimshaw thanked Australians for supporting A Current Affair as a slew of well-known faces farewelled the lengthy-time host after 17 years on the present.
The TV veteran was honoured by celebrities and unusual Aussies who her present has helped over time, along with her alternative but to be introduced.
The presenter, who has interviewed the likes of Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Celine Dion and Sharon Stone in her 40-year profession, was handed a bouquet of flowers as she told viewers they might ‘soon’ discover out who would take her place.
‘I’m horrible at the GB phrase, you realize, the one which ends in ‘bye’ and begins in ‘good’ as a result of I’ll blub and also you all know that received’t be fairly,’ Grimshaw said.
‘But, seriously when I started here, my bosses at the time said they didn’t like interviews that ran longer than 4 minutes since you’d be bored.
‘And now look at us. The entire show can run interviews like that because you’ve told us you love them. Thank you for watching them.’
A teary Grimshaw was handed a bunch of flowers as she teased to viewers they might discover out ‘soon’ who could be taking her place at A Current Affair
Grimshaw paid tribute to all the Channel Nine group and gave a particular shout-out to ‘Daria’ who she said has achieved her auto-cue for the reason that Today Show.
A collection of high-profile Aussies paid tribute to Grimshaw, along with her colleagues praising her journalistic skill and talent to join with on a regular basis Australians.
Anthony Albanese, Hamish and Andy, Kyle Sandilands, Ita Buttrose, John Howard, Ray Hadley and Leigh Sales have been only a few of the acquainted faces.
Mr Albanese requested if Australian tv would ever be the same again, whereas Kyle Sandilands applauded Grimshaw for all the time placing her friends at ease.
During her closing episode, Grimshaw spoke with flood victims in Eugowra in NSW’s central-west city who received a $50,000 donation from Coles live on-air.
Former 7:30 host Leigh Sales and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese farewelled Grimshaw on Thursday evening, with Mr Albanese asking if Australian TV would ever be the same again
The present took a visit down reminiscence lane, returning to a few of Grimshaw’s most notable interviews, together with Sue and Lloyd Clarke – the parents of home violence victim Hannah Clarke – the Irwin family and Olivia Newton John.
Grimshaw’s emotional ship-off comes simply weeks after the previous Today host arrived in Melbourne to film her ‘very special hometown episode’ which aired last week.
In September, the veteran presenter introduced she was quitting A Current Affair, later revealing she deliberate to take a year off to amend her work-life steadiness.