Allison Langdon is stepping away from A Current Affair to take some much needed annual leave.
The Channel Nine show, which Allison joined at the start of the year as the new host, has brought in Deborah Knight to take the hot seat while Allison is away.
‘In the @acurrentaffair9 hot seat for a couple of weeks while @allisonlangdon enjoys a break. Tune in!’ Deb wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
It’s unclear how long Ally will be away, but it appears to be just for the summer holidays.
Last year, Allison announced her departure from the Today show after three years so she could begin her new role as host of ACA in January this year.
Allison Langdon (pictured) is stepping away from A Current Affair to take some much needed annual leave. It’s unclear how long Ally will be away, but it appears to be just for the holidays
She revealed she was given priceless advice from the woman who held the coveted seat after 17 years at the helm – Tracy Grimshaw.
‘I spoke to Trace a lot in the lead up to the host announcement being made and I remember a conversation we had as she was driving in ahead of her final show’ she told The Herald Sun.
‘She said, ‘Just be yourself, Ally, and follow what you want to follow”.
Allison went on to say that Tracy advised her to know her audience.
‘She told me to listen to the ACA audience; they are smart, they know what they are talking about, but find your own way and be authentic’ Allison explained.
The Channel Nine show, which Allison joined at the start of the year as the new host, has brought in Deborah Knight (pictured) to take the hot seat while Allison is away
Channel Nine confirmed in December that Ally would abandon her co-hosting role at Today to replace outgoing ACA host Grimshaw.
60 Minutes reporter Sarah Abo stepped in to fill Ally’s spot alongside Karl Stefanovic as Today’s new co-host.
Ally shot down rumours of a ‘professional rivalry’ between herself and former colleague Stefanovic, describing him as being like a ‘brother’ to her.
She has since settled into her role at ACA, with viewers praising her compassionate approach to difficult stories.
Tracy Grimshaw (pictured) held the coveted seat after 17 years before Allison took over