The Project's Peter Helliar is left gobsmacked after 10 'swiftly' remove Carrie Bickmore's image  

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Channel 10 has wasted no time reacting to Carrie Bickmore’s shock announcement on Tuesday she’s decided to leave The Project to focus on her family. 

Less than 24 hours later, the network appears to have removed her image from their hallowed hallways, much to the shock of her co-host Peter Helliar.

On Wednesday evening, the jovial comedian took to Instagram to share an image of a bemused Carrie, 41, holding a cup of coffee in front of an empty poster frame.

Peter Helliar (pictured) was left gobsmacked on Wednesday after Channel 10'swiftly' removed Carrie Bickmore's image from the hallowed halls of the network, after she revealed she was leaving The Project at the end of the year

Peter Helliar (pictured) was left gobsmacked on Wednesday after Channel 10 ‘swiftly’ removed Carrie Bickmore’s image from the hallowed halls of the network, after she revealed she was leaving The Project at the end of the year

‘Wow. Channel 10 have reacted swiftly to Carrie’s big farewell news!!’ Peter, 47,  wrote beside the image, adding a rolling on the floor laughing emoji alongside the hashtags #farewell and #theprojecttv.  

Pete’s post was soon inundated with comments, with few surprised. 

‘That’s showbiz,’ quipped one of Pete’s loyal followers, before another added, ‘chair not even cold yet.

On Wednesday evening, the jovial comedian took to Instagram to share an image of a bemused Carrie, 41, holding a cup of coffee in front of an empty poster frame. 'Wow. Channel 10 have reacted swiftly to Carrie's big farewell news!!' Peter, 47, wrote beside the image

On Wednesday evening, the jovial comedian took to Instagram to share an image of a bemused Carrie, 41, holding a cup of coffee in front of an empty poster frame. ‘Wow. Channel 10 have reacted swiftly to Carrie’s big farewell news!!’ Peter, 47, wrote beside the image

‘Out with the old & in with the new! wrote another. 

‘Sadly standard for a TV network,’ added one more, while another fan preferred to keep things short and sweet, writing, ‘Far out!’  

Meanwhile, others preferred to see the amusing side of the post, with many sharing laughing emojis. 

It comes after Wilkinson shared a moving tribute to Bickmore following the Gold Logie winner's teary on-air resignation. In a sweet Instagram post, she shared a photo of the pair riding bikes with a sweet caption describing their friendship. Both pictured

Lisa Wilkinson has shared a moving tribute to Carrie Bickmore after the Gold Logie winner announced she was leaving The Project on Tuesday. In a sweet Instagram post, Lisa shared a photo of the pair riding bikes with a sweet caption describing their friendship. Both pictured

Pete’s jaw-dropping post follows Lisa Wilkinson sharing a moving tribute to Carrie after the Gold Logie winner announced she was leaving The Project. 

In a sweet Instagram tribute, Lisa shared a photo of the pair riding bikes with a sweet caption describing their long friendship. 

‘Long before Carrie Bickmore and I were The Project colleagues, we were mates off air working at different networks,’ she explained.

‘And I feel so lucky to have now also shared the last five years at the Project desk with you, Carrie,’ she went on. 

She went on to explain Carrie’s friendship and generosity ‘meant the world’. 

‘Thanks too for your guidance and support right from day one… and for always knowing just the right moment to reach out with a kind word,’ she continued. 

Lisa added she was ‘in awe’ of the way Carrie managed to juggle a 13 year career of being an ‘awesome mum’ ‘journalist’ and ‘charity patron’.    

‘We mere mortals will never know how you did it all with so much grace, good humour and all that glamour,’ she added.

‘I know what a huge decision this has been for you, and we are all going to miss you terribly come year’s end. Can’t wait to see what comes next in your extraordinary life, or to share that next glass of wine – or five – with you! 

‘All my love and admiration, always,’ she added.  

Lisa Wilkinson will be next to depart The Project following Carrie Bickmore's resignation, a TV insider has claimed

‘Thanks too for your guidance and support right from day one… and for always knowing just the right moment to reach out with a kind word,’ she continued. ‘We mere mortals will never know how you did it all with so much grace, good humour and all that glamour’

Lisa paid tribute to Carrie saying her ‘friendship’ meant the world to her

The Project’s Tommy Little soon joined Lisa’s tribute on Instagram, calling Carrie ‘the best in the business’.

‘The halo effect around Carrie is unparalleled,’ he began, alongside a hilarious throwback image of the pair. 

‘She lifts up everyone around her and makes them all look good, something which has served me well for years. 

She’s the heart and soul of this show and unless there’s anymore surprise announcements this week I’m stoked to be able to ride these coat tails a little longer with our radio show,’ Tommy concluded. 

The Project's Tommy Little soon joined Lisa's tribute on Instagram, calling Carrie'the best in the business'. 'The halo effect around Carrie is unparalleled,' he began, alongside a hilarious throwback image of the pair.

The Project’s Tommy Little soon joined Lisa’s tribute on Instagram, calling Carrie ‘the best in the business’. ‘The halo effect around Carrie is unparalleled,’ he began, alongside a hilarious throwback image of the pair.

Carrie’s ‘BFF’ Fifi Box also shared moving words following her departure.

‘So proud of this incredible woman and amazing friend, my BFF Carrie, who has sacrificed so much over the past 13 years to beam into our lounge rooms every night on The Project,’ she began.  

‘She is incredible, pure class, an absolute star and every night I sat next to her on the desk I just watched on in awe. 

‘This is such a brave and courageous decision to step away but I know there will be so many more exciting adventures to come and lots of family time that you will never regret.’ 

Carrie's'BFF' Fifi Box also shared moving words following her departure. Both pictured

Carrie’s ‘BFF’ Fifi Box also shared moving words following her departure. Both pictured

Comedian Susie Youssef – who is also a beloved party of The Project family – soon followed suit, writing ‘You’re amazing Carrie Bickmore – you will be so ridiculously missed.’

And the announcement was soon inundated with well-wishers.

‘Congratulations superstar! We’ll miss seeing you on The Project, but look forward to all the fabulousness to come,’ wrote Channel 10 entertainment reporter Angela Bishop.

‘Congrats Carrie! You’re an absolute cornerstone of Australian TV and we all love you and will miss you on our screens,’ added Abbie Chatfield.

‘Huge congratulations on a massive achievement love!’ wrote Rebecca Gibney, alongside clapping hand and red love heart emojis.

‘What a woman you are. Grace, strength, humour, humility. Can’t wait to join you for a vino when the dust settles,’ wrote Amanda Keller.

‘Congratulations on a job well done honey. You’ve navigated this role beautifully for 13 years and no doubt you’ll do the same for the next chapter too. Lots of love,’ added Megan Gale.

Channel Seven’s Kylie Gillies also shared kind words, which were soon echoed by other stars from the network.

‘Tough decisions always feel fabulous once you’ve made them. I bet you’re feeling that now. Such admiration for you all ’round. Superstar mum, presenter and woman,’ wrote Kylie

‘Big love Carrie. A delight to watch & work with you on the show,’ added Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac.

‘Congratulations on an incredible tenure! Here’s to your next exciting adventure! Much love xxx,’ added This Is Your Life host Melissa Doyle.

Carrie's announcement was soon inundated with well-wishers

Carrie’s announcement was soon inundated with well-wishers

On Tuesday night, Carrie revealed she's decided to leave The Project at the end of the year to focus on her family

On Tuesday night, Carrie revealed she’s decided to leave The Project at the end of the year to focus on her family 

On Tuesday night, Carrie revealed she’s decided to leave The Project at the end of the year to focus on her family.

‘I have some news that I wanted to share… s*** I’m already crying,’ she began.

‘I have made the tough decision to finish up hosting the show at the end of the year.

‘It’s been the hardest decision of my professional life, to make this call, but it’s time for a new challenge and for my next chapter.’

Bickmore said she was going to miss her ‘mates on the desk’ and the ‘wonderful viewers’ who have supported the show for over a decade. 

‘It’s no secret that this show has become a second home to me, and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone that has been involved on and off screen,’ she said. 

Bickmore (pictured at the Logies in 2019) said leaving The Project had been the hardest decision she had had to make in her professional career

Bickmore (pictured at the Logies in 2019) said leaving The Project had been the hardest decision she had had to make in her professional career 

‘It has been a long journey. I started the show when Ollie, my son, was one, and he’s now 15, which is crazy. And I want to spend more time at home.

‘I want to have more family dinners. I’ll watch the show at home with a glass of wine in hand. I just wanted to say an enormous thank you. 

‘It has been an incredible privilege,’ she added. 

The mother-of-three shares two children, Evie and Adelaide, with her partner Chris Walker. Her eldest son Ollie is from her first marriage to her late husband Greg Lange, who tragically died of brain cancer in 2010

The mother-of-three shares two children, Evie and Adelaide, with her partner Chris Walker, but her eldest son Ollie is from her first marriage to her late husband Greg Lange, who sadly died of brain cancer in 2010 

Bickmore and partner Chris Walker

Bickmore and partner Chris Walker

Bickmore said that while she loved her ‘fulfilling’ job, she wanted to find out who she was without The Project. 

‘This show is so much in my DNA, and I don’t know who I am without it,’ she said.

The mother-of-three shares two children, Evie and Adelaide, with her partner Chris Walker, but her eldest son Ollie is from her first marriage to her late husband Greg Lange, who sadly died of brain cancer in 2010. 

Bickmore was supported by her co-hosts after she announced she would be stepping down from her role at The Project at the end of 2022

Carrie was supported by her co-hosts after she announced she would be stepping down from her role at The Project at the end of 2022

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