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Is Carrie Bickmore packing the news desk for the drive home?

TV's golden girl might be making the permanent move back to radio.

By Chloe Lal
Speculation is going into overdrive that Carrie Bickmore may return to her roots for good.
A new report from The Australian claims that Southern Cross Austereo want The Project host to join them full-time.
The idea is that they take over Hamish Blake and Andy Lee's 4-6pm national drive radio show.
Carrie is a Gold Logie winner and adored by the nation.
The 36-year-old and her radio co-host Tommy Little are the favourites to step into Hamish and Andy's big shoes.
Carrie and Tommy currently head up the 3pm spot, but should she make the move to the drive shift, it is likely she'll need to wrap things up on her hit news TV program.
Social commentator James Manning told [Newscorp], “She would have to make that hard decision of what she wants to focus on."
“There could be room for a continued casual relationship with The Project. Hosting maybe a Friday every week or just doing occasional weeks."
“Or, a wildcard is that Ten could also have another project in mind for her that might be a weekly program for her. It could keep the TV association, which makes the radio decision easier for her.”

The Project's Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar are a TV winning combo.
NTL have reached out to Ten for comment.
The mum-of-two could certainly exceed at the job, having started out as a radio news reader back in Perth in 1999.
She then became a national household name when she joined talk show Rove Live in 2006, presenting her own segment Carrie @ The News Desk.
Earlier this year, Carrie compared TV and radio, musing, “I love that immediate interaction you get with listeners [on radio] and the unpredictability that comes with it.”
“I am really looking forward to having some fun talking about the things I’m passionate about and find amusing."