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Entertainment Lisa Wilkinson talks about her big move to The Project

10:36  14 january  2018
10:36  14 january  2018 Source:   nowtolove.com.au

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By Amber Giles. On October 16, 2017, presenter Lisa Wilkinson announced she was leaving the Nine Network's Today show, and 60 minutes later, revealed she would be joining The Project with rival "But this latest move was a no-brainer, to be honest. I love The Project , as do my whole family.

THE Project host Carrie Bickmore was reportedly “p**sed off” at Lisa Wilkinson ’s big money move to Channel 10. The report also reveals Bickmore had locked in her half-a-million-a-year deal mere weeks before Wilkinson ’s history-making move .

Lisa Wilkinson talks about her move from Today to The Project and why she couldn't be happier.: Lisa Wilkinson.© Bauer Media Lisa Wilkinson. On October 16, 2017, presenter Lisa Wilkinson announced she was leaving the Nine Network's Today show, and 60 minutes later, revealed she would be joining The Project with rival Network Ten.

Now, after her three months of "gardening leave" – where, funnily enough, she did do some gardening – Lisa has officially joined The Project.

While the network executives are thrilled about one of the biggest industry moves in recent decades, those most pleased are Lisa's children, Jake, 24, Louis, 22, Billi, 20, and her husband, Peter FitzSimons, 56.

"I've always put my family first," Lisa, 58, tells TV WEEK. "Whenever I have made a move – either re-signing with a network or making the move to another – they are the ones who I consult first and last."

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Lisa Wilkinson made a big move overnight.Source:Supplied. Lisa Wilkinson declares she 's 'gone for Channel 10' in an appearance on The Project a month before announcing her shock resignation from The Today Show.

On the other side of the room, Wilkinson sipped champagne, unaware she was being talked about . Lisa Wilkinson leaves her Sydney house, the morning after announcing her shock move from Nine to Ten. ( Her package is rumoured to be bigger than Aly's, who is one of Ten's best-paid stars.)

"But this latest move was a no-brainer, to be honest. I love The Project, as do my whole family. I really wanted to get back into more news and current affairs."

Rumours have circulated for the last three months as to why the TV presenter decided to leave her co-hosting role alongside Karl Stefanovic. Now, Lisa wants to set the record straight.

"It was a privilege to be part of the Today show team for more than a decade," she says. "I leave behind wonderful experiences and cherished friendships. But it was time to set myself some new challenges."

As for her new TV family, Lisa is excited to be joining Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar and Carrie Bickmore.

"Carrie and I have been mates for years," she explains. "I'm a huge admirer of her wonderful work and passion for the causes she believes in. To be working with Carrie was one of the big reasons I decided to go to Ten. And we couldn't be more excited to be working together."

Lisa Wilkinson has set the record straight on her reported 'feud' with Carrie Bickmore. .
It took three days for rumours to start of a feud between Lisa Wilkinson, 58, and Carrie Bickmore, 37. In October, Lisa Wilkinson had just quit the Today Show after a pay dispute and was set to join Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Pete Helliar at Channel’s 10 The Project. Lisa had just negotiated a monumental $2.3 million salary, it was a massive deal for closing the gender pay gap and Carrie Bickmore sent nothing but supportive, welcoming messages to her soon-to-be-colleague.

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