An awkward interaction between Tracy Grimshaw and her supposed A Current Affair replacement, Allison Langdon, has been caught on camera.
Grimshaw completed her 17 years as the show’s host on Thursday night and was kicked out with cheers, hugs and best wishes from her Channel Nine colleagues as she left the ACA studio for the very last time .
Footage of her farewell at Nine Studios shows Grimshaw walking through an honor guard and when Langdon goes to hug her, she appears to reject the hug.
Tracy Grimshaw appeared to reject Allison Langdon’s embrace after presenting her latest A Current Affair as she was kicked out by her Channel Nine colleagues
After hugging several staff members, including Karl Stefanovic and Peter Overton, Grimshaw walked past Langdon who had his arms outstretched for a hug.
But Grimshaw brushed her roughly, appearing to shake his head before hugging another colleague in the hallway.
Langdon is strongly tipped to replace Grimshaw as the show’s host and an announcement is expected to be made by Nine next week.
Footage shows Grimshaw walking through an ‘honour guard’ and when Langdon went to hug her, she appeared to reject the embrace
Grimshaw roughly brushed her off, appearing to shake her head before hugging another colleague in the hallway
Kyle Sandilands appeared to confirm that Langdon is replacing Grimshaw during an interview with the longtime host on Wednesday.
Speaking to Grimshaw on his KIIS FM radio show, the shock athlete said he knew he was the Today show host.
Kyle claimed he had a private conversation with Langdon’s Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic, who asked for his advice on a potential replacement for her.
‘I feel like I know, because I talked to [Karl] Stefanovic,” he told Grimshaw after asking her about his replacement.
“Well, let me just tell everyone it’s Ally. I don’t want to burst the Channel Nine bubble.
Sandilands said Stefanovic did not tell him their conversation was “confidential”.
‘Maybe it was a personal conversation? I don’t know… But he didn’t ask me not to say anything,” he continued.
Grimshaw remained coy when pressed by rumors as to who would replace her, saying each candidate for the job was “an exemplary person”.
Grimshaw was sent off with applause, hugs and best wishes from her Channel Nine colleagues
“I sure hope Channel Nine replaces me with a dud,” she joked.
“But unfortunately they are replacing me with someone excellent.”
“I can’t give you a clue, but you will find out very soon,” she added. “I wouldn’t be surprised if you knew next week. »
On his final show, a tearful Grimshaw thanked Australians for supporting A Current Affair as a host of famous faces bid farewell to the longtime host after 17 years on the show.
The TV veteran has been honored by celebrities and everyday Australians his show has helped over the years, with his replacement yet to be announced.
The presenter, who has interviewed the likes of Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Celine Dion and Sharon Stone over her 40-year career, received a bouquet of flowers as she told viewers they would “soon” find out who would take his place.
“I’m terrible with the word GB, you know, the one that ends with ‘bye’ and starts with ‘good’ because I’m going to bluster and you all know it won’t be pretty,” Grimshaw said.
“But seriously, when I started here, my bosses at the time said they didn’t like interviews that were longer than four minutes because you’d get bored.”
“And now look at us. The whole show can air interviews like this because you told us you like them. Thanks for watching them.
A tearful Grimshaw received a bouquet of flowers as she teased viewers they would ‘soon’ find out who would take her place on A Current Affair
Grimshaw paid tribute to the entire Channel Nine team and paid tribute to ‘Daria’ who she says did her self-cue from the Today Show.
A string of high-profile Australians have paid tribute to Grimshaw, with colleagues praising his 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 were just a few of the familiar faces.
Mr Albanese asked if Australian TV would be the same again, while Kyle Sandilands applauded Grimshaw for always putting his guests at ease.
During her latest episode, Grimshaw spoke to flood victims in Eugowra, in the mid-west New South Wales town, who received a $50,000 donation from Coles Live.
Former 7.30am host Leigh Sales and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese bid farewell to Grimshaw on Thursday night, with Mr Albanese asking if Australian television would be the same again.
The show took a trip down memory lane, returning to some of Grimshaw’s most notable interviews, including Sue and Lloyd Clarke – the parents of domestic abuse victim Hannah Clarke – the Irwin family and Olivia Newton John.
Grimshaw’s emotional send-off comes just weeks after the former Today host arrived in Melbourne to film her ‘very special hometown episode’ which aired last week.
In September, the veteran presenter announced she was leaving A Current Affair, later revealing that she planned to take a year off to alter her work-life balance.