Tracy Grimshaw has spoken out after an awkward interplay between her and her rumoured A Current Affair substitute Allison Langdon was caught on digital camera.
Footage of Grimshaw strolling by way of a guard of honour after her last ever present on Thursday night time reveals the TV veteran showing to reject as hug from Langdon.
Grimshaw explained she was merely ‘flustered’ and caught off guard as her colleagues bid her farewell.
Tracy Grimshaw has spoken out after an ungainly interplay between her and her rumoured A Current Affair substitute Allison Langdon was caught on digital camera
‘It’s come to my consideration that some persons are critically suggesting I snubbed Ally right here,’ Grimshaw, 62, wrote on Twitter.
‘Of course I didn’t and wouldn’t. I used to be emotional, flustered and fully overwhelmed and simply didn’t see her.’
Grimshaw wrapped up her 17-year run as host on the present on Thursday night time and and was despatched off with applause, hugs and properly needs from her Channel Nine colleagues as she walked out of the ACA studio for the very last time.
After hugging a number of workers members, together with Karl Stefanovic and Peter Overton, Grimshaw walked by Langdon who had her arms outstretched for an embrace.
Footage of Grimshaw strolling by way of a guard of honour after her last ever present on Thursday night time reveals the TV veteran showing to reject as hug from Langdon. Grimshaw explained she was merely ‘flustered’ and caught off guard as her colleagues bid her farewell
But Grimshaw brutally brushed her, showing to look in her eyes and shake her head before occurring to hug Stefanovic.
An insider has since claimed Grimshaw ‘had long disliked Langdon’ and the Today present host had been ‘gunning down her job’ at the network.
‘Tracy simply doesn’t like Ally,’ a supply told The Daily Telegraph .
Footage of her farewell reveals Grimshaw strolling by way of a guard of honour and when Langdon goes in to hug her, she seems to reject the embrace
Grimshaw brutally brushed her, showing to shake her head
She then hugged Karl Stefanovic who was standing subsequent to Langdon
‘It is as simple as that. Tracy is not able to pretend, if she doesn’t like somebody, she will present it.
‘Ally has made no secret of wanting the hosting job at ACA and that hasn’t gone down properly with Tracy.’
Speaking on the Today present on Friday morning, Langdon additionally addressed the awkward second, admitting she ‘didn’t get a lot sleep’ after the incident.
‘That’s the place my coronary heart breaks,’ Langdon said whereas watching the clip.
‘I’m devastated. I imply, I turned to you at the time going “Tracy Grimshaw just brushed me.” When you get brushed by your hero, I gotta say it hurts.’
Stefanovic said Grimshaw had written a statement and apologised to Langdon for snubbing her within the guard of honour.
‘Ally, I just watched the guard of honor from last night and I saw you went in to give me a hug,’ Grimshaw said in her statement.
‘And I hugged bloody Karl! I’m sorry I missed you. I used to be so overwhelmed and clearly didn’t see your petite head as soon as his large boofhead loomed into imaginative and prescient. Big sorry.’
Speaking on the Today present on Friday morning, Langdon additionally addressed the awkward second, admitting that she ‘didn’t get a lot sleep’ after the incident
‘I’m devastated. I imply, I turned to you at the time going “Tracy Grimshaw just brushed me.” When you get brushed by your hero, I gotta say it hurts,’ she said
‘Ahh relief!’ Stefanovic sighed, describing the second one of many ‘greatest snubs on Australian television’.
Langdon is highly-tipped to substitute Grimshaw as host of the present and an announcement is anticipated to be made by Nine subsequent week.
Kyle Sandilands appeared to verify that Langdon is changing Grimshaw throughout an interview with the long-running host on Wednesday.
Speaking to Grimshaw on his KIIS FM radio present, the shock jock said he knew it was the Today present host.
Sandliands 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 substitute 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 substitute.
‘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 substitute, saying each candidate for the job is ‘an exemplary person’.
Grimshaw was despatched off with applause, hugs and properly needs from her Channel Nine colleagues as she left the ACA studio for the last time
‘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 shocked if you already know 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 long-time host after 17 years on the present.
The TV veteran was honoured by celebrities and bizarre Aussies who her present has helped over time, along with her substitute 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 already know, the one which ends in ‘bye’ and begins in ‘good’ as a result of I’ll blub and also you all know that gained’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 can be taking her place at A Current Affair
Grimshaw paid tribute to the complete Channel Nine workforce and gave a particular shout-out to ‘Daria’ who she said has performed her auto-cue because the Today Show.
A collection of high-profile Aussies paid tribute to Grimshaw, along with her colleagues praising her journalistic skill and skill to join with on a regular basis Australians.
Anthony Albanese, Hamish and Andy, Kyle Sandilands, Ita Buttrose, John Howard, Ray Hadley and Leigh Sales had been just some 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 company 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.
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 send-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 stability.
Former 7:30 host Leigh Sales and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese farewelled Grimshaw on Thursday night time, with Mr Albanese asking if Australian TV would ever be the same again