“Ally wants her role to be more than just hosting – she wants to make a difference.”
With many even tipping her to be in the running for this year’s coveted TV Week Gold Logie, Ally, 43, has already won the viewers’ vote of confidence.
The mum of two earned some well-deserved praise for how she compassionately dealt with interviewee Kim O’Reilly, who shared her heartbreaking story of living with domestic violence.
“Stellar job and such an important topic,” praised one viewer on social media.
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The tick of approval has led Ally’s former Today co-host, Karl Stefanovic, all but conceding defeat that he may never fulfil his dream of hosting ACA himself.
“He was quietly hoping it might be an ‘epic fail’, but he can see that Ally’s absolutely got this,” says the source.