Kerri-Anne Kennerley, 66, fought back tears when she announced last week that she was fired from Studio 10.
And apparently, the veteran TV host was furious with Channel 10’s nighttime current affairs show, The Project survived the network’s brutal cuts.
An internal source claimed to Women’s Day on Monday: “KAK would not be happy that The Project was left alone.”
Upset: Sacked Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerley (pictured) is ‘not happy’ The project escaped unscathed during the network’s recent cuts, as she is said to already be eyeing new roles with Sky News and Channel Nine
The mysterious insider also claimed that Kerri-Anne was banned from appearing on The Project as a guest or host because her employment with Channel 10 is ending.
The source said the network “ viewed her as a ‘loose canon’ and was ‘afraid she would pull a stunt that would backfire on The Project’ – which is known for its left-wing stance.
The talk show queen sparked her quite a bit of controversy while on Studio 10, especially with her politically incorrect tirades and controversial comments.
Her opinion on Aboriginal issues in January 2019 sparked significant backlash and was the subject of a complaint to the TV watchdog.
In October last year, she also made controversial comments about climate change protesters and said she supported more severe penalties.
Still Intact: A source said the 66-year-old TV veteran was ‘not happy’. The project has survived the brutal cuts on Channel 10 unscathed. Pictured: Peter Helliar, Lisa Wilkinson, Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore are on the project
Despite her abrupt resignation, New idea reported Monday that she is planning her next move and is looking at a presenting role on Foxtel’s Sky News.
The publication also reported that Kerri-Anne may be returning to her original network, Channel Nine, and rebooting her Midday talk show.
They also added that Kerri-Anne could replace Deb Thomas as an advisor on Nine’s reboot of The Celebrity Apprentice, which will begin filming later this year.
Time for a makeover? The publication reported that Kerri-Anne was interested in moving back to her original network, Channel Nine, and revamping her Midday talk show. Pictured is Kerri-Anne on Channel Nine with former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and wife Therese in 2007
Enter? The insider added that Kerri-Anne could replace Deb Thomas as an advisor to The Celebrity Apprentice, which will begin filming later this year. Pictured: Kerri-Anne with Mark Bouris and Shelley Barrett in 2015
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kerri-Anne’s management for comment.
Last week, Kerri-Anne said goodbye to Studio 10 viewers live on the air, less than 24 hours after she was fired from the network as a cost-cutting measure.
She acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic had made it necessary to tighten the budget and thanked her friends and colleagues for their support.
“I just know I’m back on the” lazy Susan “of television. Yes, it is very, very difficult for a lot of people, ”she began.
‘It’s very, very difficult for a lot of people’: Last week Kerri-Anne said goodbye to Studio 10 viewers live on the air. She acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic had made it necessary to tighten the network’s budget
Pals: Kennerley, who joined Studio 10 as a part-time panelist in September 2018, went on to say how much she values the friendships she’s made along the way. Pictured are Sarah Harris, Kerri-Anne, Joe Hildebrand and Angela Bishop
‘But I’ve always worked on a personal level, the Charles Darwin theory that says that to survive you don’t have to be the most intelligent, you don’t have to be the strongest, but you have to be to survive. most flexible, ”she said.
Kennerley, who joined Studio 10 in September 2018 as a part-time panelist, went on to say how much she values the friendships she has made along the way.
‘I had a ball! And the reason why I have this outfit today is because when you get run out of town, face the parade or face the crowd and it looks like a parade! she added with a greeting.
‘If you’re run out of town, stand in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade’: Kerri-Anne said goodbye to viewers last week with a salute as she uttered her ax