Carrie Bickmore 'still in shock at Gold Logie nomination'
The Australian television presenter, who fronts The Project alongside Dave Hughes and Charlie Pickering, admitted that it feels "surreal" to receive a nod for the prestigious prize because she never thought she would be considered.
Bickmore told the Sunday Herald Sun: "I used to sit next to [former colleague] Rove [McManus] and he would get up and get the Gold and I used to think that was such an honour. I never thought I'd ever get a nomination, so I'm just enjoying it."
Other nominees for the Gold Logie include comedian Hamish Blake, breakfast TV presenter Karl Stefanovic, Spicks and Specks host Adam Hills, actress Asher Keddie and Home and Away's Esther Anderson.
Bickmore, who lost husband Greg Lange to cancer in 2010, also revealed that she does not know who to take to the Logies as her date, as her mother is in Italy.
"Mum was devastated," she said. "She was like, 'I'm going to cancel my trip', and I said, 'Don't be silly'. I'm trying to convince my dad but he's a bit shy. So I'm hoping to convince him."
Otherwise, Bickmore said that she will probably just walk the red carpet "with the boys" Pickering and Hughes. She also revealed that she will be wearing a gown by Sydney-based designer Bowie.
Shortly after the Logie nominations were revealed, Bickmore said: "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be up for a Silver, let alone a Gold. In amongst all the stuff I have been through, work has been... a bit of a sanctuary. To be recognised for the place that I've come to as my escape has been really wonderful."
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