As tension reportedly rises between Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson, it seems one Project host is refusing to let the heat get to her.
Carrie has taken to Instagram to share a snap of her hard at work alongside fellow hosts Peter Helliar and Hamish Macdonald, in what appears to be an attempt to brush off the drama.
Rumours are rife Carrie and Lisa are clashing over their presenting roles on the news programme, with fresh claims suggesting that there’s an unbearable “tension behind the scenes”.
In the photo though, Carrie appeared happy and carefree as the team prepared to go to air from the iconic blue desk.
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“Project time in 30 mins!! Boys working hard,” the 37-year-old wrote.
While Peter and Hamish seemed unaware the photo was being taken, Carrie looked into the camera with a soft smile.
Her glimpse at life at work came just hours after an article appeared in Woman’s Day saying things had reached boiling point between the leading ladies.
“There have been some very awkward moments,” a source told the magazine, explaining the major issue was the difference in Carrie and Lisa’s pay.
While there’s no official word on what the ladies bring home, it’s been speculated Lisa snagged a $2.3 million deal with Network Ten when she moved over from Nine, whereas Carrie is on a $500,000 salary.
Back in March, it was claimed things had become so bad between the the ladies that Carrie was about to quit.
However Ten have always denied the claims there’s an issue to Be, insisting any reports of a feud “could not be further from the truth”.
“The truth is that these two highly talented, strong and professional women enjoy working together, and support each other,” Network Ten told us, in a statement in March.
Both Carrie and Lisa, 58, have denied the whispers too, maintaining they are a “great team”.
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