Lisa Wilkinson has stop The Undertaking as presenter after 5 years.
“From tonight, I’m stepping again from internet hosting the present. Sitting at this desk and dealing with this unbelievable crew…. each in entrance of and behind the digicam has been an absolute privilege,” she mentioned.
“These individuals are genuinely a number of the most gifted and first rate people I do know. And also you, our passionate, engaged viewers have been so variety in making me really feel so welcome in your houses.
“I’ve had a ball. However for me proper now it’s time for a change. To be clear. I’m not leaving 10 and we’re some very thrilling work concepts forward.
“However I additionally should be trustworthy with you. The final six months haven’t been simple. And the relentless, focused toxicity by some sections of the media has taken a toll not simply on me, however on folks I really like.
“Don’t get me fallacious. I’m not above criticism. Removed from it. I’m human, and I don’t all the time get it proper. None of us do. However by god I’ve tried. I’ve given this job. Every thing I’ve. And I hope you at house know that. I hope I’ve introduced you tales that matter, and launched you to folks whose lives and tales in any other case would possibly by no means have been advised.””
— The Undertaking (@theprojecttv) November 20, 2022
Beverley McGarvey, Govt Vice President and Chief Content material Officer, Paramount Australia and New Zealand mentioned, “I wish to sincerely thank Lisa Wilkinson for her excellent contribution to The Sunday Undertaking and The Undertaking. For 5 years now Lisa has introduced expertise and professionalism, in addition to her signature heat, compassion and integrity to each exhibits.
“In her time with the present she has continued to show, current and report on quite a lot of ground-breaking and Walkley-nominated tales, each from the studio and out on the street. I do know it’s a position that Lisa has beloved and embraced from day one.
“Lisa has introduced her trademark intelligence, humour, empathy and sense of justice to all the things she has accomplished, and it’s no shock audiences have continued to welcome her into their loungerooms and onto their screens.
“I do know she might be sorely missed each by our viewers, and the whole Undertaking crew, and while we’re saddened that Lisa will now not be on The Undertaking, we look ahead to persevering with our sturdy relationship with Lisa into 2023 and past.”
WIlkinson’s resignation follows Carrie Bickmore asserting her departure in early October after a 13 12 months run on the present, as the one authentic presenter. Her last day on the desk is subsequent week.
This publish updates.