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Lisa Wilkinson explains bizarre paparazzi photos

She was spotted hiding behind her white Audi in Sydney’s Neutral Bay last October, after sensationally quitting the Today show.

And while hosting a Nutra-Life luncheon on Tuesday, Lisa Wilkinson explained why she was desperate to go unrecognised. 

‘I really wanted to disappear,’ the 58-year-old journalist told event guests.

‘I really wanted to disappear’: Lisa Wilkinson, 58, explained the very bizarre photos that saw her hiding behind her Audi, in October last year, after sensationally quitting the Today show

‘I think everyone saw that stupid shot of me crouching behind my car. I looked at it and thought, “I look guilty”,’ Lisa, who is now a panellist on Channel Ten’s The Project revealed.

Lisa admitted that she went to great lengths to exit her driveway with minimal fuss, even considering entering her white Audi via the passenger side.

‘You don’t want anyone to think you’re parading yourself, that you’re engaging in this [attention]. I really wanted to disappear,’ the television personality went on to explain. 

Going to great lengths: The journalist admitted that she went to great lengths to exit her driveway with minimal fuss, even considering entering her white Audi via the passenger side: 'You don't want anyone to think you're parading yourself, that you're engaging in this [attention]. I really wanted to disappear' 

Going to great lengths: The journalist admitted that she went to great lengths to exit her driveway with minimal fuss, even considering entering her white Audi via the passenger side: ‘You don’t want anyone to think you’re parading yourself, that you’re engaging in this [attention]. I really wanted to disappear’ 

Lisa’s remarks were in relation to paparazzi photos that emerged in October last year, where she seemed desperate to go under the radar.

Sporting a black blouse, white cropped trousers and huge designer sunglasses, the mother-of-three crouched behind her white Audi vehicle in a dramatic fashion, in Sydney’s lower North Shore.  

Lisa kept her head and body down low as she manoeuvred around the car.

The former magazine editor was seemingly trying to avoid snappers as she pulled the odd moves outside of her car. 

Jumping ship: Last October saw Lisa sensationally reveal to Twitter that she was quitting the Today show and defecting to Channel Ten, taking up a role on The Project in 2018 

Jumping ship: Last October saw Lisa sensationally reveal to Twitter that she was quitting the Today show and defecting to Channel Ten, taking up a role on The Project in 2018 

Last October saw Lisa sensationally reveal to Twitter that she was quitting the Today show and defecting to Channel Ten, taking up a role on The Project in 2018.  

The announcement came just a day after an explosive report claimed her contract negotiations with Nine had been ‘stalled.’

The Sunday Telegraph alleged that Lisa was holding out on re-signing until she was granted ‘pay parity’ with co-host Karl Stefanovic, 43.

It was suggested the reason Lisa wanted the same money as Karl, was because he was ‘rumoured to be on twice as much.’

Claims: The announcement came just a day after an explosive report claimed her contract negotiations with Nine had been 'stalled.' The Sunday Telegraph alleged that Lisa was holding out on re-signing until she was granted 'pay parity' with co-host Karl Stefanovic [picture], 43 

Claims: The announcement came just a day after an explosive report claimed her contract negotiations with Nine had been ‘stalled.’ The Sunday Telegraph alleged that Lisa was holding out on re-signing until she was granted ‘pay parity’ with co-host Karl Stefanovic [picture], 43 

The Australian reported that Karl earns at least $2 million a year, in a three-year contract with a potential bonus that could take his salary to $3 million if ratings are hit.   

Lisa was also was said by The Daily Telegraph to have been on a $1.1 million a year contract, with Nine only willing to increase the amount to $1.8 million.

The amount was claimed to have not been enough for her to stay with the network. 

New gig: The former magazine editor took up a senior editing and hosting role on Channel Ten's The Project 

New gig: The former magazine editor took up a senior editing and hosting role on Channel Ten’s The Project 



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