Channel Ten reveals Sarah Harris is replacing Carrie Bickmore on The Project

Channel 10 confirms Carrie Bickmore’s replacement on The Project after shock mass exodus of long-running stars including Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar

Channel Ten has confirmed Sarah Harris will be replacing Carrie Bickmore on The Project.

Carrie, 41, announced her shock departure from the current affairs show in October after 12 years on air.

The network confirmed on Wednesday, Sarah, 41, will be replacing Carrie as host of The Project alongside Waleed Aly five nights a week.

Channel 10 has confirmed Carrie Bickmore's (pictured) replacement on The Project after shock mass exodus of long-running stars including Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar

Channel 10 has confirmed Carrie Bickmore’s (pictured) replacement on The Project after shock mass exodus of long-running stars including Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar

‘I’m beyond excited to be joining one of Australia’s most iconic and agenda driving shows,’ Sarah, who has hosted breakfast show Studio 10 show since 2013, said.

‘The Project does news like no other program in Australia and it’s exactly the kind of fun and fearless TV I love to make.’

‘I can’t wait to share the desk with Waleed, Hamish, Georgie and the rest of the team. I’m excited to shake it up in the new year!’

Channel Ten also confirmed Hamish Macdonald will remain on the desk every Friday and Sunday night while Georgie Tunny will join the panel every Friday night.

The network confirmed Sarah Harris (pictured) will be replacing Carrie Bickmore as host of the show alongside Waleed Aly five nights a week

The network confirmed Sarah Harris (pictured) will be replacing Carrie Bickmore as host of the show alongside Waleed Aly five nights a week

The announcement comes after Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar shocked viewers this week when they both announced their departures from the struggling current affairs program.

Peter, 47, announced he was leaving The Project on Tuesday night and explained he decided to quit following the departure of his co-host Carrie.

‘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.

‘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 announcement comes after Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar (pictured) shocked viewers this week when they both announced their departures from the struggling current affairs program

The announcement comes after Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar (pictured) shocked viewers this week when they both announced their departures from the struggling current affairs program

He also told Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday, he wants to ‘do things with my life professionally and personally’.

‘[There are] things I want to do with my life, not just professionally but personally and I’ve already booked into the ashes in London next year,’ he said.

‘It’s not just 10 years on The Project. But before that is like 10 years on Rove Live in the office every day.’

Peter, 47, announced he was leaving The Project on Tuesday night and explained he decided to quit following the departure of his co-host Carrie

Peter, 47, announced he was leaving The Project on Tuesday night and explained he decided to quit following the departure of his co-host Carrie

Lisa announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately.

The embattled TV presenter, 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’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.

Lisa Wilkinson (pictured)  announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately

Lisa Wilkinson (pictured)  announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately 

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. Pictured L-R: Waleed Aly, Carrie, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter

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. Pictured L-R: Waleed Aly, Carrie, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter

Meanwhile, Carrie announced her departure from The Project after 12 years on air in October.

She 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.

Carrie announced her departure from The Project after 12 years on air back in October

Carrie announced her departure from The Project after 12 years on air back in October

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