WHO: Who do you think will win the Gold Logie this year?
Kerri-Anne: Well I hope its Amanda Keller. If you look at all the nominees, she has done everything. This woman has filmed many different shows, she has done brilliantly in radio, she’s on Friday night prime time television— she's really put in the hard yards. I just think she's a great personality and everybody else is great, but they haven't done what she's done. It should be her.
WHO: What's your fondest memory from the big night?
Kerri-Anne: There are some wonderful memories! I have to say I do remember when I was working for Channel Nine, they used to take over the bar and I remember seeing see Eddie McGuire— who was then the CEO— behind the bar serving everybody, trying to drink more, trying to look like Tom Cruise, that was hilarious!
WHO: Will you be going to this year's afterparty? Are they wild?
Kerri-Anne: They do get a bit wild but last year was the first time in a while I hadn't had to work, so it does make it easier. But when you know you have to get up at five o'clock the next morning, you have a few drinks early, have some fun and then lay off. Some of the young stars get wild but they haven't matured into it yet. It is a lot of fun, though.
WHO: It's the first Logie Awards without your husband John, how are you coping?
Kerri-Anne: It is different and it will be different. Every year John was my date to the Logies. Last year was the first year without him because he stayed at home and watched it. I think he recorded it and flicked through. But he was there when I won my Logie. That was a very special trip. We had a special plane to take him and it was a lot of planning to get him down there because it was hard with his condition, but having him there was absolutely fabulous.
The 61st Annual TV Week Logie Awards air on Sunday at 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now.