Ally Langdon shares secret text Tracy Grimshaw sent her after THAT brutal snub and reveals why she really rejected his embrace
Ally Langdon has assured Channel Nine viewers that there are no hard feelings between her and Tracy Grimshaw after Tracy ‘snubbed’ her last week.
During an appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Ally revealed that Tracy texted her to work things out and was nothing but supportive of her taking on as the new host of A Current Affair.
“I hate this idea of women being pitted against each other,” the 43-year-old said.
Ally Langdon (pictured) assured Channel Nine viewers there was no hard feelings between her and Tracy Grimshaw after Tracy ‘snubbed’ her last week
“Tracey talked to me through this process. I had so many discussions with her, about taking over and sitting in that chair,’ she continued.
She also said that Tracy texted her the night of the snub and that everything was fine between them.
Tracy previously clarified on Twitter that she didn’t snub Ally after her final episode of A Current Affair last week, and was simply “pissed off and overwhelmed” which caused the accidental forgetfulness.
‘Tracey talked to me through this process. I had so many discussions with her, about taking over and sitting in that chair,’ Ally said of Tracy (pictured)
Ally will step into the coveted role of the mainstay of New Year’s Eve news, following the departure of longtime host Tracy Grimshaw in September.
On Sunday, Channel Nine shared the news on A Current Affair’s official Instagram account, praising Langdon, 43, as one of “Australia’s most fearless and respected journalists”.
“In 2023, Ally Langdon will take over as host president of A Current Affair following the retirement of longtime host Tracy Grimshaw,” the announcement read.
Tracy previously clarified that she didn’t snub Ally after her final episode of A Current Affair last week, and was simply ‘flustered and overwhelmed’, which caused the accidental forgetfulness.
“One of Australia’s most fearless and respected journalists, Ally has built her career on trust, empathy and a commitment to journalistic excellence. She will begin airing on Monday 30 January 2023. Welcome to Team Ally!’
The post included an image of Langdon emblazoned with the words “new host.”
In a press release Sunday, Langdon expressed his excitement and concern about taking on the respected post.
“It’s an incredible honor to join the A Current Affair team. A show I love, respect and watch since I was in school and Jana Wendt was the host,’ the reporter began.
Ally will step into the coveted role of the mainstay of New Year’s Eve news, following the departure of longtime host Tracy Grimshaw in September
“I won’t lie – it’s daunting to step into the role that Tracy has navigated so brilliantly over the past 17 years, with such warmth and compassion.
“I hope to bring my own warmth and compassion to the show as we continue to tell great stories that matter to our amazing viewers.”
Langdon also confirmed she would quit the Today show, which she hosted alongside Karl Stefanovic, following the new gig – but expressed her joy at no longer having to work early in the morning in favor of a nocturnal emission.
“I understand that this is a big change for our audience and also for me personally. There is great sadness to be leaving my brilliant Today Show family, especially my co-host Karl, who has made the past three years so wonderful and fun, even though I won’t miss that 3am alarm! she says.
Tracy hosted the popular current affairs show from 2006 to 2022