The Project drops major hint about the next two panellists to quit the show

The Project drops major hint about the next two panellists to quit the show ahead of cast overhaul – following the shock exits of Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar

The Project may be getting ready to say goodbye to two more panellists following the shock exits of Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar.

On Wednesday, Channel 10 announced that Studio 10 co-host Sarah Harris is joining The Project to replace Bickmore. 

In the official press release to confirm Sarah’s spot on the show, two long-time panellists were notably absent. 

Waleed Aly will return to The Project next year with new co-host Sarah Harris, but two more familiar faces from the panel may be leaving

Waleed Aly will return to The Project next year with new co-host Sarah Harris, but two more familiar faces from the panel may be leaving

Tommy Little and Steve Price didn’t get a mention in the announcement, while Hamish Blake, Waleed Aly, and Georgie Tunny were all confirmed to return.

‘I’m beyond excited to be joining one of Australia’s most iconic and agenda driving shows,’ Sarah gushed in her statement. 

‘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,’ she continued. 

‘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!’

In the official press release to confirm Sarah's spot on the show, Steve Price (pictured) and Tommy Little were noticeably absent from the cast announcement

Price has been on The Project since 2010, while Little joined in 2017

In the official press release to confirm Sarah’s spot on the show, Steve Price (left) and Tommy Little (right) were noticeably absent from the cast announcement

Channel 10 has also released a new promotional image for the series featuring Waleed and Sarah posing together, confirming that they will serve as The Project’s main hosts. 

Price has been on The Project since 2010, while Little joined in 2017. 

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

Longtime co-host Waleed Aly (pictured) will be back for the new season in 2023

Longtime co-host Waleed Aly (pictured) will be back for the new season in 2023

‘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.’

It comes after Wilkinson announced she was quitting effective immediately.

Peter Helliar, 47, announced he was leaving The Project on Tuesday, just days after Lisa Wilkinson confirmed her own exit. Pictured together

Peter Helliar, 47, announced he was leaving The Project on Tuesday, just days after Lisa Wilkinson confirmed her own exit. Pictured together

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.’

Carrie Bickmore (pictured) announced her exit from The Project back in October

Carrie Bickmore (pictured) announced her exit from The Project back in October

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