Carrie Bickmore pays tribute to Peter Helliar after he sensationally quit The Project

Carrie Bickmore pays tribute to Peter Helliar after he sensationally quit The Project during mass exodus from the troubled Channel Ten show: ‘It’ll be so strange not doing life at work with you’

Carrie Bickmore paid tribute to Peter Helliar on Tuesday night, after he became the latest star to quit The Project. 

In an Instagram post Carrie, who also resigned from the troubled show last month, had kind words for her co-star. 

‘Ohhhhh Pete. We’ve been on tv together for the best part of 17 years and it’ll be so strange not doing life at work with you anymore,’ the 41-year-old wrote. 

Carrie Bickmore paid tribute to Peter Helliar on Tuesday night, after he became the latest star to quit The Project. Pictured together

Carrie Bickmore paid tribute to Peter Helliar on Tuesday night, after he became the latest star to quit The Project. Pictured together 

‘But I am so glad we can continue to do life outside of work together as we do now.  Congrats on your time @theprojecttv.

‘Working with you has always been a breeze… you get me… I get you…and it’s simply been a joy getting to share the desk with you. 

‘Good luck with all that is to come for you. Luv ya mate. P.S our heads are not to scale in this pic,’ she concluded. 

'Ohhhhh Pete. We've been on tv together for the best part of 17 years and it'll be so strange not doing life at work with you anymore,' the 41-year-old wrote

‘Ohhhhh Pete. We’ve been on tv together for the best part of 17 years and it’ll be so strange not doing life at work with you anymore,’ the 41-year-old wrote

Pete shared the post on his own social media and joked about the size of his head

Pete shared the post on his own social media and joked about the size of his head

Pete has left The Project as the mass exodus from the struggling Channel Ten show continues.

The comedian, 47, made the announcement during Tuesday’s episode of the program, citing the need for more time to work on other ventures.   

‘These things come in threes and it’s time for me to say I will be leaving The Project,’ Pete began, alongside co-hosts Waleed Aly, Carrie and Kate Langbroek.

Peter is the latest star to quit The Project as the mass exodus from the struggling Channel Ten show continues

Peter is the latest star to quit The Project as the mass exodus from the struggling Channel Ten show continues

‘It’s been something on my mind for a while, people will read into the situation however they want to read into it, but I feel like I need to create some space for some projects that I want to work on,’ Peter continued.

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

‘I need to be present…. and I’m excited by that,’ he said. 

'It's been something on my mind for a while, people will read into the situation however they want to read into it but I feel like I need to create some space for some projects that I want to work on,' Peter said

‘It’s been something on my mind for a while, people will read into the situation however they want to read into it but I feel like I need to create some space for some projects that I want to work on,’ Peter said 

‘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 continued. 

‘[The Project] means a lot to me. It’s done amazing things for me. I interviewed Luke Skywalker once… and I look forward to see what the show is in the future.’

The Project has been rocked by two high-profile exits in recent weeks.

Lisa Wilkinson announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately, and long-time anchor Carrie Bickmore confirmed her departure a month ago. 

The left-leaning news program has been rocked by two high-profile exits in recent weeks: Lisa Wilkinson (left) announced on Sunday night that she was quitting effective immediately, and long-time anchor Carrie Bickmore confirmed her departure a month ago

The left-leaning news program has been rocked by two high-profile exits in recent weeks: Lisa Wilkinson (left) announced on Sunday night that she was quitting effective immediately, and long-time anchor Carrie Bickmore confirmed her departure a month ago

Embattled TV presenter Wilkinson, 62, made the shock admission at the end of Sunday night’s episode, leaving viewers stunned. 

‘I have decided it’s time to reprioritise a few things in my life,’ the TV veteran began alongside co-hosts Hamish Macdonald and The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne.

‘And after almost 15 years of the early alarm of breakfast TV, and now another five years here at The Project desk, I’m looking at how I want the coming years to play out both professionally and personally. 

Lisa announced on Sunday night she was quitting The Project, effective immediately. 'I have decided it's time to reprioritise a few things in my life,' the TV veteran began alongside co-hosts Hamish Macdonald and The Bachelor's Laura Byrne

Lisa announced on Sunday night she was quitting The Project, effective immediately. ‘I have decided it’s time to reprioritise a few things in my life,’ the TV veteran began alongside co-hosts Hamish Macdonald and The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne

‘So, from tonight, I am stepping back from hosting the show.’  

Lisa went on to explain that she was not leaving Channel Ten and was ‘looking at some exciting work ideas ahead’. 

‘But I have to be honest with you. The last six months have not been easy, and the relentless targeted toxicity in the media has taken a toll.

‘Not just on me, but on people I love,’ Wilkinson admitted. 

'I have to be honest with you. The last six months have not been easy, and the relentless targeted toxicity in the media has taken a toll. Not just on me, but on people I love,' she said

‘I have to be honest with you. The last six months have not been easy, and the relentless targeted toxicity in the media has taken a toll. Not just on me, but on people I love,’ she said

‘Don’t get me wrong, I’m not above criticism, far from it. I’m human, and I don’t always get it right, none of us do, but by god I’ve tried.’ 

Lisa’s exit comes after a controversial year for the television presenter, during which she was taken off air following her disastrous Logies speech that resulted in a rape trial being delayed.

Wilkinson won the Gold Logie for her sit-down interview with Brittany Higgins, in which the ex-Liberal staffer alleged she was raped by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann in a minister’s office during 2019.

The original trial date was slated for June 27 but in the aftermath of Wilkinson’s acceptance speech, a judge delayed the high-profile case ruling it would be ‘unfair’ to continue among the public commentary surrounding the case. 

Wilkinson won a Logie for her sit-down interview with Brittany Higgins (right), in which the ex-Liberal staffer alleged she was raped by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann in a minister's office during 2019

Wilkinson won the Gold Logie for her sit-down interview with Brittany Higgins (right), in which the ex-Liberal staffer alleged she was raped by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann in a minister’s office during 2019

The court case was delayed until October as a result. 

While The Project star copped a wave of public scrutiny, Channel Ten stood by Wilkinson and called the criticism ‘inaccurate and unfair’.

The former Today show host was pulled off the air in June and made an unexpected return to the live panel in July.

Lisa made an unexpected return to the live panel in July, and was back to anchoring the Channel 10 show four nights a week. 

The former Today show host was pulled off the air in June and made an unexpected return to the live panel in July.  During her absence from the live panel, she recorded interviews in California with the likes of Gloria Allred and Ryan Tedder (right) for The Project

The former Today show host was pulled off the air in June and made an unexpected return to the live panel in July.  During her absence from the live panel, she recorded interviews in California with the likes of Gloria Allred and Ryan Tedder (right) for The Project

She reportedly ‘raced back’ to Australia so she could fill the hosting position, after decamping to Hollywood for several weeks. 

Her return was a ‘last-minute’ decision, insiders told The Australian, leaving many industry figures blindsided as previous reports indicated she wouldn’t be back on air until August.

It comes on the back of a difficult year for the current affairs panel show, which has now lost two of its biggest stars.  

She reportedly 'raced back' to Australia so she could fill the hosting position, after decamping to Hollywood for several weeks

She reportedly ‘raced back’ to Australia so she could fill the hosting position, after decamping to Hollywood for several weeks 

In October, Lisa’s co-star Carrie Bickmore announced her departure from The Project after 12 years on air. 

Bickmore had been absent for a three month ‘sabbatical’ with her family in London earlier this year, before returning to the panel in July, only to quit in October.  

Carrie will leave Channel 10 altogether after she finishes up this month, making her next career move unclear.

It comes on the back of a difficult year for The Project. In October, Lisa's co-star Carrie Bickmore announced her departure from the current affairs show after 12 years

It comes on the back of a difficult year for The Project. In October, Lisa’s co-star Carrie Bickmore announced her departure from the current affairs show after 12 years

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