Sarah Harris to join The Project in 2023

The news follows the shock departures of Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar and Lisa Wilkinson from the show.
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Channel 10 has announced that Studio 10 host Sarah Harris will be moving into a new position at the network – The Project.

After a mass exodus from the panel from the likes of Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar and Lisa Wilkinson, Sarah will join the show early 2023, appearing on the panel five nights a week from Sunday through to Thursday.

She will be joined on the panel by longtime host Waleed Aly who will remain on the panel, and will co host the show with Harris Monday through to Thursday.

Sarah Harris will join Waleed Aly on The Project panel from early 2023.

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Live on Studio 10, Harris shocked viewers with the news: ”I’m beyond excited to be joining one of Australia’s most iconic and agenda driving shows. 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.”

Of his new co host, Aly said: ”She’s smart. She’s warm. She’s great fun. That’s the trifecta for The Project. Everyone who’s worked with Sarah raves about her, and I can’t wait to be one of them.”

The team at Studio 10 also posted their own sweet tribute to social media, sharing their well wishes for their golden girl.

”We’re very sad to see her go after almost a decade at the helm of Studio 10, but excited to watch her thrive in her new role. We have lots of great times and many momens to relive before she heads off at the end of the year, so stay tuned!”

WATCH NOW: Lisa Wilkinson quits The Project. Article continues after video.

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The surprise appointment of Harris was accompanied by additional announcements from the network, confirming that Hamish Macdonald will continue as a roving reporter during the week, with Georgie Tunny to feature on the panel every Friday night.

Interestingly, Tommy Little and Steve Price didn’t get a mention in the announcements.

While the appointment of Harris seems a like-for-like replacement for Bickmore, it remains to be seen who will fill the gaps left by Helliar and Wilkinson.

Network 10 must also now address who will fill in for Harris on Studio 10, the 41-year-old host having led the breakfast program since its inception in 2013.

A statement from the network also promised: ”more exciting announcements are on the way.”

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