An awkward interaction between Tracy Grimshaw and her rumoured A Current Affair replacement Allison Langdon has been caught on camera.
Grimshaw wrapped up her 17-year run as host on the show on Thursday night and and was sent off with applause, hugs and well wishes from her Channel Nine colleagues.
Footage of her farewell shows Grimshaw walking through a ‘guard of honour’ and when Langdon went to hug her, she appeared to reject the embrace.
Tracy Grimshaw appeared to reject Allison Langdon’s hug after presenting her last ever A Current Affair as she was sent off by her Channel Nine colleagues
After hugging several staff members, including Karl Stefanovic and Peter Overton, Grimshaw walks by Langdon who had her arms outstretched for an embrace.
But Grimshaw brutally brushed her, appearing to shake her head before hugging another colleague down the corridor.
During her final show, a teary Tracy has thanked Australians for supporting A Current Affair as a slew of famous faces farewelled the long-time host after 17 years on the show.
Footage shows Grimshaw walking through a ‘guard of honour’ and when Langdon went to hug her, she appeared to reject the embrace
During an emotional final episode on Thursday night, the TV veteran was honoured by celebrities and ordinary Aussies who her show has helped over the years, with her replacement yet to be announced.
The veteran presenter, who has interviewed the likes of Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Celine Dion and Sharon Stone in her 40-year career, was handed a bouquet of flowers as she told viewers they would ‘soon’ find out who would take her place.
‘I’m terrible at the GB word, you know, the one that ends in ‘bye’ and starts in ‘good’ because I’ll blub and you all know that won’t be pretty,’ Grimshaw, 62, said.
‘But, seriously when I started here, my bosses at the time said they didn’t like interviews that ran longer than four minutes because you’d be bored.
‘And now look at us. The entire show can run interviews like that because you’ve told us you love them. Thank you for watching them.’
Grimshaw brutally brushed her, appearing to shake her head before hugging another colleague down the corridor
A teary Grimshaw was handed a bunch of flowers as she teased to viewers they would find out ‘soon’ who would be taking her place at A Current Affair
Former 7:30 host Leigh Sales and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese farewelled Grimshaw on Thursday night, with Mr Albanese asking if Australian TV would ever be the same again
Grimshaw paid tribute to the entire Channel Nine team and gave a special shout-out to ‘Daria’ who she said has done her auto-cue since the Today Show.
A series of high-profile Aussies paid tribute to Grimshaw, with her colleagues praising her journalistic skill and ability to connect with everyday Australians.
Anthony Albanese, Hamish and Andy, Kyle Sandilands, Ita Buttrose, John Howard, Ray Hadley and Leigh Sales were just a few of the familiar faces.
Mr Albanese asked if Australian television would ever be the same again, while Kyle Sandilands applauded Grimshaw for always putting her guests at ease.
During her final episode, Grimshaw spoke with flood victims in Eugowra in NSW’s central-west town who received a $50,000 donation from Coles live on-air.
The show took a trip down memory lane, returning to some of Grimshaw’s most notable interviews, including Sue and Lloyd Clarke – the parents of domestic violence victim Hannah Clarke – the Irwin family and Olivia Newton John.
Grimshaw’s emotional send-off comes just weeks after the former Today host arrived in Melbourne to film her ‘very special hometown episode’ which aired last week.
In September, the veteran presenter announced she was quitting A Current Affair, later revealing she planned to take a year off to amend her work-life balance.