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Inside Lisa Wilkinson’s ‘tension’ with her Project co-stars

Lisa Wilkinson’s ‘tension’ with her Project co-stars: TV host was ‘mortified’ and felt like ‘an unwanted stepchild’ after being slighted at the show’s 10th anniversary

Tensions are growing behind the scenes of The Project, according to a new report by Woman’s Day magazine.

Lisa Wilkinson, the show’s highest-paid host by a significant margin, is believed to be at the centre of discord on the Channel 10 program.

Sources claim that things reached boiling point during The Project’s recent 10th anniversary special, which saw Lisa leave early due to feeling slighted. 

Lisa Wilkinson's tension with her Project co-stars: The TV host (pictured) was 'mortified' and felt like 'an unwanted stepchild' after being slighted during the show's 10th anniversary

Lisa Wilkinson’s tension with her Project co-stars: The TV host (pictured) was ‘mortified’ and felt like ‘an unwanted stepchild’ after being slighted during the show’s 10th anniversary

During the broadcast, the former Today co-host was apparently ‘mortified’ and felt like an ‘unwanted stepchild’.

She had supposedly left ‘in a huff’ half an hour into the 90-minute show and refused to attend the after-party because a remark by co-host Peter Helliar upset her.

Peter had said, ‘We love having you on our show,’ which reportedly made Lisa feel like an outsider on the panel.

Reports: Tensions 'reached boiling' point during The Project's 10th anniversary special, which saw Lisa leave early due to feeling slighted. Pictured: Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore

Reports: Tensions ‘reached boiling’ point during The Project’s 10th anniversary special, which saw Lisa leave early due to feeling slighted. Pictured: Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore

‘Lisa is highly sensitive regarding her public profile,’ an insider told Woman’s Day of the incident.

‘While she tries to keep relationships civil off camera, she is furious that her co-hosts are allowing nasty barbs to continue on air.’

Furthermore, Lisa was also supposedly upset by a recent joke made by panellist Tommy Little about her age.

Hurt feelings? Lisa had supposedly left 'in a huff' half an hour into the 90-minute special and refused to attend the after-party because a remark by co-host Peter Helliar (left) upset her

Hurt feelings? Lisa had supposedly left ‘in a huff’ half an hour into the 90-minute special and refused to attend the after-party because a remark by co-host Peter Helliar (left) upset her

The fallout of Peter’s throwaway comment was first reported by The Australian  Media Diary last Monday. 

According to the newspaper, Lisa quietly ‘shuffled off set’ after just 30 minutes. 

‘Diary hears she was not sighted again, either during the 90-minute-plus extravaganza or the after-party,’ the Australian claimed. 

Wish you were here? Lisa is currently on holiday in Europe with her husband Peter FitzSimons, thousands of miles away from reported tensions on set of The Project

Wish you were here? Lisa is currently on holiday in Europe with her husband Peter FitzSimons, thousands of miles away from reported tensions on set of The Project

 

Daily Mail UK

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