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Entertainment 'They're having to handle her with kid gloves': The Project producers 'fear Carrie Bickmore is ready to QUIT the Channel Ten show over mounting tensions with Lisa Wilkinson'

03:05  06 march  2018
03:05  06 march  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Carrie Bickmore vs. Lisa Wilkinson : The Project feud explodes. ‘ They are having to handle Carrie with kid gloves as they don’t want the worst outcome – i.e. that she spits the dummy and walks,’ a source inside Ten management tells New Idea.

' They ' re having to handle her with kid gloves ': The Project producers ' fear Carrie Bickmore is ready to QUIT the Channel Ten show over mounting tensions with Lisa Wilkinson '.

Carrie Bickmore smiling for the camera: Unconfirmed reports: Despite both women denying any issues, there are rumours Carrie Bickmore may be getting ready to leave The Project over 'tensions' with Lisa Wilkinson© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Unconfirmed reports: Despite both women denying any issues, there are rumours Carrie Bickmore may be getting ready to leave The Project over 'tensions' with Lisa Wilkinson She's the Gold Logie winner who has been the face of The Project since its debut on Network Ten in 2009.

And despite both women denying any issues, there are rumours Carrie Bickmore may be getting ready to leave the panel over 'tensions' with new hire Lisa Wilkinson.

New Idea reported on Monday that the show's producers are now having to handle Carrie with 'kid gloves' over fears she will jump ship.

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Pictured here with her Project colleague Lisa Wilkinson (R). Unconfirmed reports: Despite both women denying any issues, there are rumours Carrie Bickmore may be getting ready to leave The Project over ' tensions ' with Lisa Wilkinson .

Carrie Bickmore , 37, was all smiles in a figure-hugging emerald green frock at the VAMFF David Jones fashion show in Melbourne on Monday, after reports The Project host is ' ready to quit over mounting tensions with Lisa Wilkinson '.

'They are having to handle Carrie with kid gloves as they don't want the worst outcome - i.e that she spits the dummy and walks,' an unnamed source told the publication.

Carrie Bickmore.© Instagram Carrie Bickmore. New Idea claimed that rising ratings since the former Today host's addition to the Sunday night panel - as well as Lisa's high-profile interviews with Celine Dion and Jacqui Lambie - had ruffled Carrie's feathers.

'Lisa's jaunt to Vegas to interview Celine Dion hasn't gone down well with Carrie,' the source went on to allege.

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Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson both have previously denied any claims of a feud between them . However, fresh whispers have emerged in Woman’s Day that “there’s tension behind the scenes” between the pair on The Project .

Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson . Bickmore , 37, has publicly thrown her support behind Wilkinson but has not addressed the rumours directly. “Nine’s loss is our gain here at Network Ten ,” Bickmore said on The Project last year.

Lisa has proved to be a ratings boon for The Project, with News.com.au reporting that her debut in January brought 200,000 more metropolitan viewers to the show.

It was also suggested by New Idea's anonymous source that Lisa and Carrie are putting up a front - especially on social media, where they often post pictures together.

'While it's all lovey dovey on social media, it is a different story behind closed doors at Ten,' the insider suggested.

'Aside from a few times sitting on the panel together, they pass like ships in the night.'

'This is @bickmorecarrie right after I told her all about the amaaaaazing dream I had last night... '© @lisa_wilkinson/Instagram 'This is @bickmorecarrie right after I told her all about the amaaaaazing dream I had last night... ' A spokesperson for Network Ten rubbished the publication's claims, saying New Idea 'wasn't interested in the truth.'

'The article in New Idea is a complete fabrication and could not be further from the truth,'the spokesperson said. 'New Idea, which is of course owned by Channel Seven, did not bother checking any of its claims with Network Ten, Carrie, Lisa or anyone who works on The Project.'

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The Project 's Carrie Bickmore is said to be 'filthy' that co-host Lisa Wilkinson is being given the show 's VIP interviews and overseas assignments, despite only joining the program four months ago.

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They continued: 'The truth is that these two highly talented, strong and professional women enjoy working together, and support each other. Clearly New Idea is not interested in the truth.'

In contrast to New Idea's claims, Carrie was full of praise for her co-star when speaking to Who last week, saying Lisa was the shot in the arm the show needed.

'I couldn't be more excited to be working with her. We text, we call and we're going to make a great team,' she said.

Celine Dion with The Project's Lisa Wilkinson.© Instagram Celine Dion with The Project's Lisa Wilkinson. Lisa has also previously dismissed reports of a feud with Carrie, telling News Corp: 'I couldn't believe (there were rumours) because this is complete fiction. Carrie can't believe it, I can't believe it.'

At the close of 2017, Lisa had secured a reported $2.3million salary to front The Sunday Project and Network Ten's new website Ten Daily.

The former magazine editor had previously left Channel Nine after her employers had reportedly refused to pay her the same as her Today co-host Karl Stefanovic.

'Today' show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson getting into all sorts of shenanigans, no doubt.© AAP Image/Joe Castro 'Today' show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson getting into all sorts of shenanigans, no doubt.


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