Ally Langdon shares secret text Tracy Grimshaw sent her after snub


Ally Langdon shares the secret text Tracy Grimshaw sent her after THAT brutal snub and reveals why she really rejected her hug

Ally Langdon has assured Channel Nine viewers there’s no hard feelings between herself and Tracy Grimshaw after Tracy ‘snubbed’ her last week.

During an appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Ally revealed Tracy had sent her a text to smooth things over and had been nothing but supportive of her taking over 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) has assured Channel Nine viewers that there’s no hard feelings between herself and Tracy Grimshaw after Tracy ‘snubbed’ her last week

‘Tracy has talked me through this whole process. I’ve had so many chats with her, about taking over and sitting in that chair,’ she continued.

She also said Tracy had texted her the night of the snub and everything was fine between the two women.

Tracy previously clarified on Twitter she hadn’t snubbed Ally after her final episode of A Current Affair last week, and she had simply been ‘flustered and overwhelmed’ which caused the accidental oversight. 

'Tracy has talked me through this whole process. I've had so many chats with her, about taking over and sitting in that chair,' Ally said of Tracy (pictured)

‘Tracy has talked me through this whole process. I’ve had so many chats with her, about taking over and sitting in that chair,’ Ally said of Tracy (pictured)

Ally will step into the coveted role at the current affairs stalwart in the New Year, after longtime host Tracy quit in September.

Channel Nine shared the news to the official Instagram account of A Current Affair on Sunday, praising Ally, 43, as one of ‘Australia’s most fearless and respected journalists’.

‘In 2023 Ally Langdon will step into the host chair of A Current Affair following the retirement of longtime host Tracy Grimshaw,’ the announcement read.  

Tracy previously clarified that she hadn't snubbed Ally after her final episode of A Current Affair last week, and that she had simply been 'flustered and overwhelmed' which caused the accidental oversight

Tracy previously clarified that she hadn’t snubbed Ally after her final episode of A Current Affair last week, and that she had simply been ‘flustered and overwhelmed’ which caused the accidental oversight

‘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 start on air on Monday January 30, 2023. Welcome to the team Ally!’

The post included an image of Ally emblazoned with the words ‘new host’.

In a press release on Sunday, Ally expressed her excitement and trepidation at taking on the respected position.

‘It is such an incredible honour to be joining the A Current Affair team. A show I love, respect and have been watching since I was in school and Jana Wendt was host,’ the journalist began.

Ally will step into the coveted role at the current affairs stalwart in the New Year, after longtime host Tracy Grimshaw quit in September

Ally will step into the coveted role at the current affairs stalwart in the New Year, after longtime host Tracy Grimshaw quit in September

‘I won’t lie – it’s daunting to be stepping into the role that Tracy has so brilliantly navigated for 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.’ 

She also confirmed she will be leaving the Today show, which she has hosted alongside Karl Stefanovic, as a result of the new gig – but expressed joy at no longer having to work early morning shifts in favour of a nightly show.

‘I get it’s a big change for our audience and also for me personally. There is great sadness at leaving my brilliant Today show family, in particular my co-host Karl, who has made these past three years so wonderful and fun, although I won’t miss that 3am alarm!’ she said.

Tracy hosted the popular current affairs show from 2006 until 2022

Tracy hosted the popular current affairs show from 2006 until 2022

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