Carrie Bickmore makes shock announcement as she reveals she’s LEAVING The Project and moving to the UK with her family
Carrie Bickmore is taking a sabbatical and will exit The Project for several months.
The TV host revealed the news during Tuesday’s show, becoming emotional as she explained she and her husband Chris Walker would be taking their family to the UK.
‘In April I’m going to be taking a few months off The Project desk. Chris and I and the kids are heading off on a family adventure together,’ she said.
Time off: Carrie Bickmore (pictured) is taking a sabbatical and will exit The Project for several months. The TV host revealed the news during Tuesday’s show, becoming emotional as she explained she and her husband Chris Walker would be taking their family to the UK
‘We’ve been wanting to do it for a while but lots of reasons, timing hasn’t been right, but we figure it’s never going to be the perfect time to go’.
She continued: ‘It’s something we really want to do before my son starts his final years at school so we’re doing term two in the UK. So I will be off for a couple of months.’
Carrie explained that she had been inspired by her co-star Kate Langbroek, 56, who spent two years living abroad in Bologna, Italy, with her family.
‘You are a big inspiration for heading overseas with a family and we had some big conversations after living through the world’s longest lockdown,’ Carrie said.
‘One of the things that my son Ollie said was how much he was going to miss the family time when we were coming out of lockdown which kind of surprised us because we had a lot of family time!
‘But we thought, gosh, he still wants to spend time with us and while he does he only has a few years left and then he will fly away so we thought we would seize the moment and do it,’ she concluded.
Carrie has two children, daughters Evie, six, and Adelaide, three, with her partner Chris Walker.
She also has a son, Oliver Lange, 14, who she shares with her late husband Greg Lange, who died of brain cancer in 2010.