Gorgi Coghlan reveals the REAL reason she left The Project – and reveals which panelists she is still talking to after her shock exit
Gorgi Coghlan has finally revealed his decision to withdraw from the Project after 10 years.
Speaking to Stellar magazine, the 46-year-old said she left the show to focus on her new career as a publican and restaurateur.
Gorgi and her husband Simon own the Provincial Hotel in Ballarat, as well as an adjoining restaurant called Lola.
Exit: Gorgi Coghlan has spoken about his decision to withdraw from the Project. The 46-year-old said she left the show to focus on her new career as a publican and restaurateur.
When asked which of her former co-hosts she kept in touch with, she replied that she was on good terms with everyone.
“The week after I decided to leave, Lisa Wilkinson called me directly,” she said.
“Peter Helliar was directly on the phone concerned about what I was doing. I still talk to Waleed [Aly]. Him and his wife Susan [Carland] are both very dear friends to me, ”she continued.
“We couldn’t catch up because of the lockdown, but sometimes it’s just cheeky text. They are really lovely and honest people.
Friendly: When asked which of her former co-hosts she stays in touch with, she said she was on good terms with everyone, including Lisa Wilkinson (left)
Despite being busy with her hotel, Gorgi has yet to give up showbiz completely and plans to pursue a career as a singer.
“For me, it’s better than broadcasting; singing is my absolute number one. When I sing, I’m just transported to another place in time, ”she exclaimed.
“Singing for me would be my most important thing on my vision board and the most important thing I discuss with my manager.”
All smiles: Gorgi also said she is always close to Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar (pictured together)
Gorgi announced his departure from The Project in July.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but after 10 YEARS on this wonderful show, I feel it’s time. I really like the broadcast and I missed it this year. ‘
The Victorian-born journalist went on to say that she always knew when the time was right to “leap into the unknown” and “discover new adventures”.
“Singing is my number one! Despite being busy with her hotel, Gorgi has yet to give up showbiz completely and is considering pursuing a career as a singer.