Dr Mumbo

Carrie on Roving?

rove and carrie bickmoreA curious moment occurred at the very start of last night’s The Project which made Dr Mumbo wonder if host Carrie Bickmore’s contract is up for negotiation at the moment.

Just as the title credits ended Rove McManus (of course the owner of Roving Enterprises, which produces the show) welcomed back co-host Pete Helliar from his break, to which Bickmore, said “do I not get a welcome back?”

Getting all defensive Rove quipped “Of course you do. You’re the hardest working member of this team, we couldn’t do this show without you,” before turning to the camera and adding “Are you listening Channel Ten? We’re just a bunch of monkeys, but this one, jeez.”

Of course it might have been a throw away line, but it is certainly the time of year for top talent to try and eke out a few more dollars from their employers.

And it’s no secret Ten isn’t exactly flush with cash just now, making them less likely to want to bump the pay of talent until they see some sort of ratings return.

You can see the back and forth about a minute into last night’s show via this link.



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