Carrie Bickmore: 'Motherhood is hard after husband's death'
The Logie Award-winning Australian television presenter, who has a 4-year-old son called Ollie, said that life changed when she lost her husband Greg Lange to a brain tumour last year.
Bickmore told National Features: "[Greg was a] massively supportive husband who loved being at home. [Now] obviously there's also that feeling of being a single mum with a little four-year-old boy. Any mum will tell you that getting the balance right between work and home is always hard and I had just managed to get that happening.
"Every single morning, no matter how tired I am, I see these eyes (Ollie) beaming down on me from beside my bed. He's just so happy. I do love that time with him. He jumps into bed and we have a snuggle."
Bickmore continued: "His favourite part of the day is when we sit in bed at night and read stories. This year I've definitely realised he is the most important thing to me.
"The great thing about [Channel] Ten is their support. They know I have a little boy and how important it is I spend time with him."
Bickmore, who hosts The Project alongside Charlie Pickering and Dave Hughes, also revealed that she had "mixed feelings" when she was recently told that the show would be extended to an hour.
"There's a lot of excitement about it because there are so many times we'd like to ask one more question [and] so many times we'd love to have a guest on for that extra minute," she said. "It's great that it can now happen every night on the show.
"A Current Affair and Today Tonight are powerhouses. They've been doing it for years. They do their thing. It's very different to what we do. We are offering an alternative to that. Going to an hour gives us that chance to just breathe that little bit more."
The Project airs on weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel Ten.
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