Lisa Wilkinson farewells 2023 with emotional message amid claims she wants to make a ‘blockbuster’ return to TV screens

Lisa Wilkinson has bid farewell to 2023 with an emotional message. 

The television personality shared a smiling selfie to Instagram on New Year’s Eve on Sunday along with a cheerful caption. 

‘Farewell 2023. Wishing you all a new year filled with abundant love, peace, and the warm embrace of all those who mean the most to you,’ the 64-year-old wrote. 

It comes after news that Lisa wants to make a return to TV screens following months of inaction and five tedious weeks spent in a courtroom, sources say.

The Channel 10 star and former darling of breakfast TV is keen to get back to delivering more ‘blockbuster interviews’ in the New Year, friends told the Weekend Australian.

Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) has bid farewell to 2023 with an emotional message. The television personality shared a smiling selfie to Instagram on New Year’s Eve on Sunday along with a cheerful caption

Wilkinson quit The Project last November and despite remaining on the Ten payroll until the end of 2024, she hasn’t appeared on the channel for 13 months. 

Despite her lengthy hiatus from the network, Wilkinson has remained in the public eye through her role in a highly-publicised defamation trial. 

Bruce Lehrmann is suing Network 10 and Wilkinson over an interview with Brittany Higgins that was broadcast on The Project and online. 

In the final five weeks of the court’s sitting year the defamation case has played out before the court. Justice Lee has reserved his decision in the matter.

'Farewell 2023. Wishing you all a new year filled with abundant love, peace, and the warm embrace of all those who mean the most to you,' the 64-year-old wrote

‘Farewell 2023. Wishing you all a new year filled with abundant love, peace, and the warm embrace of all those who mean the most to you,’ the 64-year-old wrote

Friends of Wilkinson say her court appearances have played in her favour by giving the TV star ‘a constant stream of publicity’. 

‘Yes, she’s been off air for a while but I don’t think anyone will have forgotten her,’ former Seven and Nine executive Peter Meakin told the Weekend Australian. 

‘I’m sure her loyal followers will remain loyal.’ 

Channel Ten, which is owned by Paramount, unveiled its 2024 content line-up at its Upfronts event last week and Wilkinson was not featured.

Network Ten maintains they are in talks to develop ‘other projects’ with Wilkinson.

Wilkinson quit The Project last November and despite remaining on the Ten payroll until the end of 2024, she hasn't appeared on the channel for 13 months. Pictured on The Project

Wilkinson quit The Project last November and despite remaining on the Ten payroll until the end of 2024, she hasn’t appeared on the channel for 13 months. Pictured on The Project  

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