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Sunrise host Samantha Armytage, 41, pays tribute to mum Elizabeth, 66, for Mother’s Day

She speaks fondly of growing up in the Snowy Mountains as co-host of Sunrise.

And Samantha Armytage has paid tribute to the ‘country women’ in her family for a charitable Mother’s Day campaign with sleepwear brand Peter Alexander.

The 41-year-old and her mother Elizabeth, 66, spoke with Stellar on Sunday about how special the day is for them and where their shared resilience comes from.

 

Strong values: Samantha Armytage paid tribute to the ‘country women’ in her family for a charitable Mother’s Day campaign with sleepwear brand Peter Alexander on Sunday

Elizabeth reflected on her daughter being ‘a very studious little girl’ who would make her ‘lovely handmade cards’ for Mother’s Day every year.

‘When you’re country kids, living far out of town, you’ve got to amuse yourselves,’ Sam explained.

The television personality said she has held onto the ‘country values [of] honesty, loyalty, hard work, a good sense of humour’ that she learned from her mother.

Integrity: The television personality said she has held onto the 'country values [of] honesty, loyalty, hard work, a good sense of humour' that she learned from her mother

Integrity: The television personality said she has held onto the ‘country values [of] honesty, loyalty, hard work, a good sense of humour’ that she learned from her mother

‘There’s a strength in country women I see in my grandmothers, in my mother, in my sister and me. It’s been bred into us and that’s an absolute blessing,’ she offered.

‘There’s not a propensity to wallow, or feel sorry for yourself, or be told you can’t do something,’ she continued.

Also featured in the campaign is Today Extra and The Voice host Sonia Kruger, 52, alongside her mother Margaret and sister Debra.

'There’s a strength in country women I see in my grandmothers, in my mother, in my sister and me. It’s been bred into us and that’s an absolute blessing,' she offered

‘There’s a strength in country women I see in my grandmothers, in my mother, in my sister and me. It’s been bred into us and that’s an absolute blessing,’ she offered

Sonia recalled witnessing her father’s work at a women’s shelter in Queensland taught her ‘the most important thing is to treat everyone equally and with respect’.

She added ‘every human has the right to feel safe’, which followed provocative comments she made in 2016 regarding immigration to Australia.

During an episode of Today Extra, Sonia claimed ‘as a mother’ she believed the country should ‘stop’ immigration of Muslims because she wanted ‘to feel safe’.

Ambassador: Also featured in the campaign is Today Extra and The Voice host Sonia Kruger (pictured middle) 52, alongside her mother Margaret and sister Debra

Ambassador: Also featured in the campaign is Today Extra and The Voice host Sonia Kruger (pictured middle) 52, alongside her mother Margaret and sister Debra

For more on Peter Alexander's Mother's Day campaign, pick up The Sunday Telegraph

For more on Peter Alexander’s Mother’s Day campaign, pick up The Sunday Telegraph



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