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AustraliaTough as nails 7.30 host Leigh Sales chokes back tears as news of Bob Hawke’s death comes through in the middle of her show

01:11  17 may  2019
01:11  17 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Tough as nails 7 . 30 hot Leigh Sales chokes back tears as news of Bob Hawke ’ s death comes through in the middle of her show .

Bob Hawke last year. Picture: AAPSource: News Corp Australia. Proud new grandparents Bob and Hazel Hawke with a photograph of their new grandson in the arms of his mother Rosslyn and father Matt And we are in the middle of an election campaign, so firstly we will bring you our interview

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Tough as nails 7.30 host Leigh Sales had to hold back her tears when news of Bob Hawke's death came through in the middle of her show.

Sales, 46, interrupted prerecorded interviews with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to deliver the tragic news that Hawke had died.

Tough as nails 7.30 host Leigh Sales chokes back tears as news of Bob Hawke’s death comes through in the middle of her show© AAP Image/Paul Miller Journalist Leigh Sales 'It's my very sad duty to break the news this evening that the former Australian PM, Bob Hawke, has died aged 89,' she said with tears in her eyes.

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Picture: 7 . 30 ReportSource:ABC. Bob Hawke and Blanche d'AlpugetSource:Supplied. Ms d’Alpuget started welling up as she recalled the final year of her husband’s I’m sorry,” Sales replied. Last week, Sales had to hold back tears when news of Mr Hawke ’ s death came during the middle of her show .

Today Show host Deborah Knight put Labor leader Bill Shorten on the spot and asked why he is less The morning show host asked Mr Shorten why he continued to struggle to draw in the favour of voters The country reacts to mr hawke ' s death . 'Today we lost Bob Hawke , a great

'Mr Hawke was Australia's 23rd prime minister. It's very difficult to overstate what a giant he is of the Labor Party and of the Labor movement.'

Tough as nails 7.30 host Leigh Sales chokes back tears as news of Bob Hawke’s death comes through in the middle of her show© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (pictured) died 'peacefully at home' at 89 on Thursday News of Hawke's death broke when his wife Blanche d'Alpuget released a statement revealing he passed away 'peacefully at home'.

'Shortly we will play you an obituary of Bob Hawke, but as Bob Hawke knows more than anybody, politics has to go on,' Sales said.

'We are in the middle of an election campaign, so firstly we will bring you our interview with Bill Shorten as planned, in the interests of fairness and balance.'

Tough as nails 7.30 host Leigh Sales chokes back tears as news of Bob Hawke’s death comes through in the middle of her show© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sales' colleague Barrie Cassidy (pictured) later revealed he regretted not visiting Hawke before he died on ABC News 24 Sales' colleague Barrie Cassidy later revealed he regretted not visiting Hawke before he died on ABC News 24.

Mother-of-three shares a touching letter she received from Bob Hawke after she wrote to him asking for help dealing with her grandmother’s death in 1985

Mother-of-three shares a touching letter she received from Bob Hawke after she wrote to him asking for help dealing with her grandmother’s death in 1985 Tracey Corbin-Matchett was trying to cope with her loss when she wrote to Mr Hawke, who died aged 89 at his Sydney home on Thursday. 'As a child struggling with my Nan's death, I wrote to PM Bob Hawke, to help my young mind understand why we die,' she wrote on Twitter. 'His letter back to me is my most treasured childhood memory!' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Tracey Corbin-Matchett (pictured) was coping with her grandmother's death as a child when she wrote to Mr Hawke, who died aged 89 at his Sydney home on Thursday Mr Hawke returned her letter on July 23, 1985.

He first joined news .com.au as a university student, working as that guy in the office who fetches mail and They were missing the real reason for this character’ s tears . Bill Shorten has endured one of his toughest tests of the election campaign — a forensic interrogation by 7 . 30 host Leigh Sales .

Leigh Sales , who was appointed to host 7 . 30 in 2011 when it replaced the old 7 . 30 Report, has received acclaim for her tough but fair interviews of Australian politicians. Leigh Sales with Chris Uhlmann for in February 2011 at the launch of the ‘new ABC current affairs TV show

Cassidy last saw Hawke a few months ago and worked as his press secretary from 1986 to 1991 while he was prime minister.

Former Labor MP Craig Emerson urged Cassidy in recent weeks to visit the former PM 'sooner rather than later'.

'And I didn't,' a distraught Cassidy said.

'I didn't because of the campaign. I was going to do it after the campaign and I didn't.'

Host Karina Carvalho told Cassidy 'not to be too hard on himself'.

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