Chrissie Swan to replace Carrie Bickmore on The Project

Network Ten has announced that Chrissie Swan and Georgie Tunny will step in to replace Carrie Bickmore on The Project, after the host revealing she would be moving to the UK in April.

Carrie Bickmore surprised viewers on Tuesday evening when she announced that she would be leaving the program for "a couple of months" to travel to Europe with her family.

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Chrissie Swan and Georgie Tunny will step in to replace Carrie Bickmore on The Project. Photo: Instagram

In a statement on Thursday, Channel 10 confirmed Chrissie and Georgie would step into her seat.

"Friends of The Project, Chrissie Swan and Georgie Tunny, will join hosts Lisa Wilkinson, Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar, Hamish Macdonald and Tommy Little while Carrie Bickmore and her family go on a well-deserved adventure," the statement read.


Executive producer Chris Bendall also told The Daily Telegraph he was excited to see both women "take larger hosting roles".

"We have a lot of exciting plans for the show this year. Carrie’s seat is in safe hands until she returns mid-year," he added.

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Chrissie and Georgie are both regulars on The Project already. Photo: Channel 10

Carrie shared her 'personal news' with viewers on the program this week and also took to Instagram to reveal the move had been something she and husband Chris "have dreamed of for a while now".

"Chris and I and the kids are heading off on a family adventure together," she said on the program.

“We’ve been wanting to do it for a while but lots of reasons, timing hasn’t been right, but we figure it’s never going to be the perfect time to go and it’s something we really want to do before my son starts his final years at school so we’re doing term two in the UK."

The host did confirm she'd still be featuring on the Hit Network's Carrie & Tommy show.

"You’ll still hear me across the airwaves every afternoon," she said on her social media account.

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Carrie Bickmore announced this week she's be finishing up in April. Photo: Channel 10

Chrissie Swan, who has undergone a huge transformation over the last 12 months, first revealed on The Project earlier this year she'd stopped drinking and had been sober for 9 months.

The former Celebrity MasterChef Australia star has since been sharing her walking adventures with her social media followers, sharing that Melbourne's 112-day lockdown was the catalyst for her fitness kick.

"We couldn't go out to dinner, we couldn't go to a friend's house, they couldn't come to us, we couldn't go outside five kilometres. All we could do was walk, and so that's what I did," she said in a recent interview with The Australian Women's Weekly, adding that she now walks for two hours a day.

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