Sonia Kruger says it’s ‘high time’ a woman won the Gold Logie Award as she is nominated for the first time: ‘I deserve it more than everyone else!’
She’s one of Australia’s most recognised TV personalities over the last 20 years.
And this year, Seven Network’s Sonia Kruger is being recognised for her efforts with a Gold Logie nomination for Most Popular Personality.
‘It’s been a while coming,’ The 56-year-old, who’s hosted shows like Big Brother Australia, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars, told TV Tonight on Monday.
Sonia Kruger, 40, (pictured) has said ‘it’s high time’ a woman won the Gold Logie Award, as she competes for the Most Popular Personality gong this year
‘I mean, I just turned 40 for crying out loud. But seriously, ANY excuse to go to the Gold Coast, I’m there.’
Sonia is up against Today’s Karl Stefanovic, Tom Gleeson of Hard Quiz, Home and Away’s Ray Meagher, I’m A Celebrity’s Julia Morris, Masterchef’s Melissa Leong and television funnyman Hamish Blake.
‘I mean, I just turned 40 for crying out loud. But seriously, ANY excuse to go to the Gold Coast, I’m there,’ she told TV Tonight on Monday
The TV presenter noted that most of the male nominees have already taken home a Gold Logie in the past, and insisted the women deserve a chance this year.
‘It’s high time for one of the girls to get a turn,’ she added.
‘And it’s not a popularity contest but I did host every show on Channel Seven last year and deserve it more than everyone else,’ she joked.
Sonia has been a prominent TV personality over the last 20 years, hosting The Voice, Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars
Sonia also claimed veteran Home And Away star Ray Meagher should earn the award if she doesn’t win.
Sonia’s pitch to win comes after her fellow nominee, Karl, spoke to TV Tonight of his infamous moment of hosting the Today Show while still drunk after the Logie Awards in 2009.
‘I think everyone needs to see me the next day on The Today Show to see how I scrub up after I win,’ he said.
‘Actually, it will be the same if I don’t!’
The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards air this Sunday, June 19 from 7pm on Nine.
(From left to right) Sonia is up against Karl Stefanovic, Julia Morris, Hamish Blake, Tom Gleeson and Ray Meagher for the 2022 Gold Logie