Home and Away's Lynne McGranger reveals Logies horror story: 'Unbelievable'

EXCLUSIVE: Lynne McGranger, Emily Symons and Ada Nicodemou share their tips for attending the Logies.

Ahead of the 63rd TV Week Logie Awards next week, Home and Away stars Lynne McGranger, Emily Symons and Ada Nicodemou have shared their candid advice for attending Australian TV’s night of nights.

The trio are all up for Most Popular Actress this year, which is both Lynne and Emily’s first-ever Logies nomination, but have made several notable appearances at the award show in the past.

Home and Away’s Emily Symons, Lynne McGranger and Ada Nicodemou in the Yahoo studio.
Home and Away’s Emily Symons, Lynne McGranger and Ada Nicodemou share their tips for attending the Logies. Photo: Yahoo

Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle ahead of the event, Lynne shares that her number one tip for attending the Logies is to wear an outfit that you can easily get in and out of.

The veteran actress admits she learned this the hard way when she wore a blue Alin Le' Kal gown to the event in 2016 which made it difficult for her to go to the bathroom.

“I nearly got a UTI in [that dress] because I couldn't get out of it,” she reveals. “Could not go to the bathroom for eight hours.

“I couldn't get out of the bloody thing, it was unbelievable. Now I'm like, ‘Can I get out of it?’ when trying things on.”


Emily adds that her “number one rule” is to eat something before walking the red carpet.

“Because sometimes you think, ‘I’m so excited’ and [the event goes on for] hours and hours and hours and then you sit down and you have a glass of wine,” she explains.

“And then if you win you get up and then you're backstage and then you miss half the meal, they take it all away. So you’ve got to eat something before you go.”

Home and Away’s Lynne McGranger wearing a blue dress at the 2016 Logies.
Lynne reveals she ‘nearly got a UTI’ when attending the 2016 Logies. Photo: Getty

'Do it on another night'

Ada, who is nominated for her seventh Logie this year, says her biggest piece of advice for other attendees is to control your alcohol intake throughout the night.

“Don't drink before your award,” she remarks. “Have one, but then don’t.”

“Remember that the room is full of Australia's television industry,” Emily adds, “including producers, executive producers, people that you might want to work for one day. So if you want to get really drunk, do it on another night.

“The worst is when people go, ‘Now if we win, do you want to do the speech?’. And I'm like, ‘Absolutely not.’ Because you have to stay sober - not that I have a drinking problem,” she laughs. “You can't have a drink until you get up and do the speech, so we always pass it off to someone else.”

'You can wang your Logies up your dinger'

Lynne went on to share that she was once in charge of giving the acceptance speech when Home and Away won a Logie, but was so furious with what happened that she didn’t attend the event the following year.

“I did this lovely speech where I thanked everyone including the ladies in the canteen, the whole shebang, the crew, blah, blah, blah,” she details.


“But because another network had it and they were like, ‘We need to go to an ad break’, the room heard it, but people at home [didn’t]. I said, ‘How was the speech?’ and they went, ‘Oh it was very short’ and I went, ‘What do you mean?’. Honestly, I had the screaming jim jams after that year.

“So I didn’t go the next year, that was my protest. I went, ‘No, you can wang your Logies up your dinger, I’m not coming’. But now I’m back!”

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