Carrie Bickmore to remain on The Project and Hit Drive in 2020
Following months of contract negotiations and speculation, Carrie Bickmore will remain with The Project and Hit Network in 2020.
Sources told the Daily Telegraph’s Annette Sharp that Bickmore has re-signed with Network 10 after the CBS-owned network refused to sweeten its original $750,000 contract offer.
According to the Tele, Bickmore will appear three or four nights per week next year alongside Waleed Aly and Peter Hellier.
The Gold Logie winner will also continue her Drive show on Hit with co-host Tommy Little, for which sources tell Radio Today that the 38-year-old pockets “about $1.5 million per year” in addition to her TV gig and lucrative brand endorsements.
Sharp’s sources also said Bickmore had been approached to save 2Day FM Sydney Breakfast in 2020, but after welcoming third child Adelaide almost a year ago, the popular personality “decided her workload is sufficiently demanding”.
The latest Bickmore news contradicts recent reports that the Hit Network early Drive host was a serious contender to join the Nine Network’s ailing Today Show.
Nine categorically denied those rumours, saying that the reporter, Amy Harris, was told prior to print that it wasn’t factual.
“Nine has not approached, and does not intend to approach, Carrie Bickmore or her representatives about joining Nine as a host of the Today Show, nor in any other role,” said director of news and current affairs, Darren Wick.