It’s been a year since Lisa Wilkinson’s shocking departure from Today, and the 59-year-old has hinted at a reason why she made the move over to Channel Ten.
Seemingly taking a subtle swipe at her former co-host Karl Stefanovic, Lisa revealed the reason why she is so happy on The Sunday Project.
“I’m not great around big egos, that doesn’t bring out the best in me,” she explained to The Herald Sun.
“One of the absolute bonuses that I really hadn’t anticipated in moving to Ten, is the calibre of my collages”.
Lisa’s shock exit from Channel Nine last year after being with the network for over a decade came after speculation around her salary expectations, with reports claiming she demanded the same pay as her former co-host Karl.
Shortly after it was announced she was set to join The Project panel in January 2018.
Lisa’s comment comes just days after reports claiming she could make a shock return to Channel Nine.
Both Woman’s Day and New Idea magazines have this week made sensational claims Lisa was set for a shock return to the Today show, and that her time on Channel Ten’s The Project ‘could be numbered’.
Reports had already suggested the Today show could be looking at getting an all-female line up in the new year with the likes of Allison Langdon, 39, or Deborah Knight, 46, hot favourites, according to The Australian.
The publication claimed the network was looking to “blow the whole thing up” and completely change the show next year.
Another great night at @theprojecttv desk…and just a reminder: I do not wake up looking like this! Thanks to tonight’s hardworking team behind the scenes… Makeup: @evegunson Hair: @goochihairandmakeup Dress: @biancaspender Earrings: @roxanneassoulin @10styling Skincare: @drspilleraus 😘😘😘😘
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And now Lisa has been thrown into that mix, with New Idea reporting Nine bosses are considering a panel starring Lisa and Georgie Gardner.
Adding further fuel to the fire, Woman’s Day has this week published shock claims that Lisa was on ‘borrowed time’ at The Project.
According to a former television executive, Lisa’s ‘rumoured $2 million contract may not be renewed’, the publication wrote.
However, Channel Ten hit back at the story calling it ‘false and misleading’.
“The story published in this weeks Woman’s Day about Lisa Wilkinson is completely false and misleading,” read a statement by Executive Producer Craig Campbell to the Daily Mail.
“Lisa is an integral part of the The Project team and, of course, will continue her on air hosting duties in 2019. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate.”
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