Peter Helliar reveals the REAL reason he sensationally quit The Project

Peter Helliar reveals the REAL reason he sensationally quit The Project… as mass exodus from troubled Channel Ten show continues

Peter Helliar has revealed the real reason why he quit The Project as the mass exodus from the struggling Channel Ten show continues.

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

‘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 Helliar (pictured) has revealed the REAL reason he sensationally quit The Project... as mass exodus from troubled Channel Ten show continues

Peter Helliar (pictured) has revealed the REAL reason he sensationally quit The Project… as mass exodus from troubled Channel Ten show continues

‘[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.’

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’.

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.’

The comedian, 47, announced he was leaving the show on Tuesday and explained he decided to quit following the departure of his co-host Carrie Bickmore. Pictured L-R: Waleed Aly, Carrie, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter

The comedian, 47, announced he was leaving the show on Tuesday and explained he decided to quit following the departure of his co-host Carrie Bickmore. Pictured L-R: Waleed Aly, Carrie, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter

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

Lisa Wilkinson announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately, and long-time anchor Carrie 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. 

'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

‘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 

‘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.

The Project has been rocked by another two high-profile exits in recent weeks. Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately

The Project has been rocked by another two high-profile exits in recent weeks. Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) announced on Sunday night she was quitting effective immediately

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.

In October, Lisa's co-star Carrie Bickmore (pictured) announced her departure from The Project after 12 years on air

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

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