‘It’s like a second home to me’: Carrie Bickmore set to return to The Project in just two weeks following her maternity leave and ahead of show’s 10-year anniversary
Carrie Bickmore will return to The Project on Monday July 8, following eight months of maternity leave.
It comes ahead of the Channel Ten program’s 10-year celebration on Friday July 19.
The 38-year-old co-host said in an official statement on Thursday that the set has always felt ‘like a second home’.
‘It’s like a second home to me’: Carrie Bickmore, 38, will return to The Project on Monday July 8, following eight months of maternity leave
Carrie’s last episode was on Thursday November 15 2018, prior to giving birth to daughter Adelaide, now six months.
Having been with The Project since 2009 when it first premiered, returning to the show in time for its 10-year celebration is sentimental.
Carrie said in an official statement on Thursday: ‘I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. It feels like only yesterday I was sitting on the desk in a cold sweat waiting for the first show to begin.
‘I have loved watching the show – and my hair – change and evolve over the decade. It’s been like a second home to me, and I feel so fortunate to work next to genuine friends.’
Third child: Carrie’s last episode was on Thursday November 15 2018, prior to giving birth to daughter Adelaide (pictured), now six months
While she’s just weeks away from marking her return to The Project, Carrie has already resumed her role as a radio co-host, on Hit Network’s Carrie & Tommy show.
Carrie welcomed her second child, daughter Adelaide, with partner Chris Walker in December last year.
The couple also share daughter Evie, four, and Chris has taken on a stepfather role to Carrie’s son Oliver, 11, from a previous relationship.
Double celebrations: Carrie will return just in time for the show’s 10-year celebration on Friday July 19
Speaking to body+soul in April, Carrie said she doesn’t strive for perfection as a mother.
‘I don’t think life is ever perfectly in balance, that’s OK,’ Carrie said. ‘I don’t think we should aspire to have perfect lives – the joy is in the imperfection.’
‘Some days my home life takes more of my time and energy, so my work life takes a back seat; other weeks I have a crazy work schedule, so my house becomes a mess and we eat more take-away,’ she added.
Family: Carrie shares Adelaide with partner Chris Walker (pictured). The couple also share daughter Evie, four, while Chris has taken on a stepfather role to Carrie’s son Oliver, 11, from a previous relationship