Carrie Bickmore has firmly cemented her place on Australian TV, particularly after winning the hearts of fans on Channel 10's The Project, however she may be considering other options.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the TV presenter "is being eyed by bosses at Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network to take over the reins of the Hamish & Andy drive show when the duo vacate the studio at the end of this year."
As of February this year, Bickmore has worked on a one-hour 3pm show with comedian Tommy Little on the network. As a result, a number of sources within SCA have confirmed to News.com.au that pair are in the running to potentially replace for the hilarious Hamish Blake and Andy Lee.
While the 36-year-olds current role allows her to also work on The Project four nights a week, the responsibility of a 4pm-6pm national drive show would mean Bickmore may not be able to do work across both radio and TV as easily.
"She would have to make that hard decision of what she wants to focus on,” commentator and editor of Media Week James Manning said to news.com.au. “There could be room for a continued casual relationship with The Project. Hosting maybe a Friday every week or just doing occasional weeks.
“Or, a wildcard is that Ten could also have another project in mind for her that might be a weekly program for her. It could keep the TV association, which makes the radio decision easier for her.”
The sources also revealed that Nova’s Sydney breakfast duo Fitzy & Wippa are also potential candidates come the end of this year.
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