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The Project star announces career move after Peter Helliar, Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson quit

Former star of The Project announces surprising new career move – after Peter Helliar, Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson all quit the show

A former star of The Project is moving onto great things.  

Charlie Pickering, who quit the current affairs show back in 2014, will host his own radio show on the ABC. 

The comedian will helm a new breakfast show every Friday from 5.30 am to 8.00 am, Media Weekly reported on Friday. 

A former star of The Project is moving onto great things. Charlie Pickering (pictured), who quit the current affairs show back in 2014, will host his own radio show on the ABC

‘For most of my childhood 774 was on the radio. It’s the soundtrack to a life lived in Melbourne’ the 45-year-old said of his new gig. 

‘Now that I’m a grown up, I’m honoured to be a part of it. Although I promise not to be too much of a grown up.’ 

Pickering abruptly quit Channel 10’s The Project to join the ABC in 2014 because he felt working for the commercial network compromised his moral values.

Pickering abruptly quit Channel 10's The Project to join the ABC in 2014 because he felt working for the commercial network compromised his moral values. Pictured alongside former co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar

Pickering abruptly quit Channel 10’s The Project to join the ABC in 2014 because he felt working for the commercial network compromised his moral values. Pictured alongside former co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar 

In 2015 he moved onto his own show, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, as well as the annual special The Yearly with Charlie Pickering.

It comes as The Project faces a mass exodus, having lost three of its biggest stars in recent months.  

Last month, Peter Helliar announced he was quitting Channel Ten’s current affairs program following the departure of his co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson.

In 2015 he moved onto his own show, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, as well as the annual special The Yearly with Charlie Pickering

In 2015 he moved onto his own show, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, as well as the annual special The Yearly with Charlie Pickering

‘Carrie, you recently said that you are glad you’re leaving The Project while you still love it and I still love the show. I really do,’ he explained.

Peter also said he’s excited to be moving into ‘new areas’ in the New Year and didn’t want to be ‘a creator who leaves meetings to go to another meeting’.

Carrie announced her departure in October, with Lisa quitting the following month.  

It comes as The Project faces a mass exodus. Last month, Peter Helliar announced he was quitting Channel Ten's current affairs program following the departure of Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson. Pictured: Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar

It comes as The Project faces a mass exodus. Last month, Peter Helliar announced he was quitting Channel Ten’s current affairs program following the departure of Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson. Pictured: Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar 

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