Ally Langdon tipped to host ACA after 'horrible' incident on Today
After Tracy Grimshaw announced in September that she would be stepping down as the host of A Current Affair, a number of popular Australian journalists and presenters have been tipped as her replacement.
Today host Ally Langdon is reportedly the current favourite to take over the role, which sources say could be a “consolation prize” following an incident on the breakfast show.
Ally, who is the daughter-in-law of former ACA host Mike Willesee, suffered a gruesome injury while filming a hydrofoiling stunt on the show last February.
A new report in The Daily Telegraph now claims that the accident may help her land the ACA hosting gig against frontrunners Deb Knight, Chris O’Keefe, Sarah Abo and Sylvia Jeffreys.
“Nine may be inclined to mitigate any future compensation payout due to Langdon by giving her ACA,” the publication alleged.
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Ally spoke with Fitzy & Wippa following the incident last year and shared details about her “horrible” injuries.
“I snapped the leg, I did the kneecap, I did the ligaments,” she said. “I shattered the knee cap, snapped the leg, did the PCL, the meniscus... The tibia snapped.”
The Nine presenter underwent knee surgery but was told at the time that she would not fully recover for another 12 months.
‘I’m not leaving TV’
Another current frontrunner to replace Tracy on ACA is Carrie Bickmore, who announced in October that she would be leaving The Project after 13 years.
Carrie teased during her on-air announcement that she wasn’t retiring, but instead moving on “to something different”.
“I look forward to being able to help Chris out with the kids a bit more and yeah, I'm not leaving TV,” she added.
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Since leaving Ten, Daily Mail has reported that Carrie’s management is in talks with both Seven and Nine about what the future may hold.
It's believed Carrie will sign a 'network deal’ where she will exclusively work at one network, but could also work across a variety of programs rather than just one show.
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