An awkward interaction between Tracy Grimshaw and her rumored replacement Allison Langdon in her A Current Affair was caught on camera.
Grimshaw wrapped up 17 years as a presenter on Thursday night and was clapped, hugged, and well-wishes by her Channel Nine colleagues as she walked off the set of ACA last time.
Footage of her breakup on set of Nine shows Grimshaw stepping over the fence of honor and when Langdon comes to hug her, she refuses the hug.
Tracy Grimshaw appears to refuse Allison Langdon’s hug after her final presentation of A Current Affair as she is seen off by her Channel Nine colleagues
After hugging several staff members, including Karl Stefanovic and Peter Overton, Grimshaw passed Langdon, who was outstretched in preparation for a hug.
But Grimshaw beat her so mercilessly, she seemed to shake her head before hugging another coworker down the hallway.
Langdon is expected to replace Grimshaw as host, and Nine is expected to make an announcement next week.
Footage shows Grimshaw stepping past an ‘honour guard’ and when Langdon came to hug her, she seemed to refuse the hug
Grimshaw brushed her cruelly, she seemed to shake her head before hugging another coworker down the hallway
Kyle Sandilands appeared to confirm that Langdon will replace Grimshaw in an interview with the series host on Wednesday.
Speaking to Grimshaw on his KIIS FM radio show, the shocking guy said he knew it was the presenter of the Today show.
Kyle claims he had a private conversation with Langdon’s Today co-host Karl Stefanovic, who asked him for advice on a potential replacement for her.
‘I feel like I know, because I’ve talked to [Karl] Stefanovic,” he told Grimshaw after asking her about the topic of her replacement.
‘Well, let me tell everyone it’s Ally. I don’t mean to break Channel Nine’s bubble.’
Sandilands said Stefanovic had not told him their conversation was ‘secret’.
‘Perhaps it was a personal conversation? I don’t know… But he didn’t ask me not to say anything,” he continued.
Grimshaw remains shy about highlighting rumors of who will replace her, saying every candidate for the job is ‘a role model’.
Grimshaw was clapped, hugged and wished well by her Channel Nine colleagues
‘I definitely hope Channel Nine replaces me with a dumbass,’ she joked.
‘But unfortunately, they replaced me with an excellent one.’
“I can’t give you a hint, but you’ll soon know,” she added. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if you found out next week.’
On her last show, Grimshaw tearfully thanked Australians for supporting A Current Affair as a host of famous faces bid farewell to the longtime presenter after 17 years on the show.
The TV veteran has been honored by celebrities and ordinary Australians who have helped her show for years, with her replacement yet to be announced.
The presenter, who has interviewed the likes of Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Celine Dion and Sharon Stone during her 40-year career, was handed a bouquet of flowers as she told viewers they would ‘soon’ find out who will take her place.
“I’m terrible with the word GB, you know, words that end in ‘goodbye’ and start with ‘good’ because I’m going to blub and you all know that’s not going to be pretty,” Grimshaw said.
“But, seriously, when I started here, my boss at the time said they didn’t like interviews longer than four minutes because you would get bored.
‘And now look at us. The whole show can do such interviews because you told us you love them. Thank you for watching them.’
A tearful Grimshaw is handed a bouquet of flowers as she teases viewers that they will ‘soon’ find out who will take her place in A Current Affair
Grimshaw paid tribute to the entire Channel Nine team and gave a special thanks to ‘Daria’, who she said has been doing her autopilot since the Today Show.
A host of prominent Australians paid tribute to Grimshaw, while her colleagues praised her journalistic skills and ability to connect with everyday Australians.
Anthony Albanese, Hamish and Andy, Kyle Sandilands, Ita Buttrose, John Howard, Ray Hadley and Leigh Sales are just a few familiar faces.
Mr Albanese asked if Australian television would ever be the same again, while Kyle Sandilands applauded Grimshaw for always making her guests feel at ease.
In his final episode, Grimshaw spoke to flood victims in Eugowra in the midwest NSW town who received a $50,000 donation from Coles live on air.
Former 7:30 presenter Leigh Sales and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese parted ways with Grimshaw on Thursday night Mr Albanese asked if Australian television would ever be the same again
The show took a trip back in memory, going back to some of Grimshaw’s most notable interviews, including Sue and Lloyd Clarke – parents of domestic violence victim Hannah Clarke – the Irwin family and Olivia Newton John.
Grimshaw’s emotional farewell comes just weeks after the former Today presenter arrived in Melbourne to film her ‘very special homecoming episode’ that aired last week.
In September, the veteran presenter announced that she was quitting A Current Affair, later revealing that she planned to take a year off to balance work and life.
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