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Everything you need to know about the 2019 Gold Logie nominees

Just five days to go!

The biggest night in Australian TV is almost upon us.

Yes, it’s nearing that time of year again, when the stars of Australia’s small screen put on their glad rags and rope in their glam squads for the 61st annual TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday, June 30 at 7.30pm.

This year the red carpet will be rolled out at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, with the biggest Aussie celeb arrivals broadcast on the Nine Network and 9Now.

Editor Thomas Woodgate also confirmed one extra nominee will be added to each category this awards show.

But the question on everyone’s lips is who will return home with a coveted trophy, and, most importantly, who will nab the holy grail that is the Gold Logie?

Australian TV viewers have been naming their favourites for weeks, but don’t worry – you’ve still got time!

Live voting closes at the end of the red carpet on Sunday night!

To help you make the difficult decision, we’ve got the low down on every potential Gold Logie winner nominated in the Most Popular Personality category.

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TV Week Gold Logie  Most Popular Personality on Australian TV

Amanda Keller  The Living Room and Dancing With the Stars, Network 10

Sydney-born superstar host Amanda Keller has been splitting her hectic schedule between two hit shows, The Living Room and her latest gig, Dancing With the Stars.

It seems she’s never off air these days!

Amanda is also in the running for Most Popular Presenter, while Dancing With the Stars has been nominated for Most Popular Entertainment Program along with prime time hits The Voice Australia, Hard Quiz and Gogglebox.

The Living Room has is also in the running for Most Popular Lifestyle Program, up against Better Homes and Gardens, Selling Houses Australia and Travel Guides.

WATCH: Dr Chris Brown encourages people to vote for Amanda Keller instead of his friend, Sam Mac!

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Costa Georgiadis – Gardening Australia, ABC

Gardening guru Costa Georgiadis has been a regular on Australian TV screens since taking up hosting duties on Gardening Australia in 2012, but this is the first time he’s received a Gold Logie nomination for Most Popular Personality!

The endearing landscape architect has worked on outdoor spaces in Australia and across Europe for decades, creating stunning garden features in countries like Austria and Germany to name but two.

Gardening Australia has been nominated for Most Popular Lifestyle Program.

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Eve Morey – Neighbours, Network 10

Eve starred as Sonya Rebecchi on Ramsay Street for almost a decade, before her long running character contracted ovarian cancer and passed away.

The down to earth actress recently admitted she couldn’t believe she had been nominated for a Gold Logie, telling the Sunday Telegraph: “I died at the end of last year – I’m not even on the show anymore. So this nomination came completely out of nowhere.”

“To be recognised for Gold, it’s crazy. I didn’t think people even watched the show!” she joked.

Eve’s old alma mater Neighbours has also been nominated for Most Popular Drama.

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Rodger Corser – Doctor Doctor, Nine Network

Rodger Corser of Doctor Doctor has been nominated for not one, but two Logie awards this year!

The small screen star is up for Most Popular Personality and Most Popular Actor for his portrayal of Dr Hugh Knight on the hit Nine Network drama.

Prior to his current role, Rodger starred in many Australian TV classics including Underbelly and Home and Away.

Doctor Doctor has also been nominated for Most Popular Drama and Most Outstanding Drama Series.

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Sam Mac  Sunrise, Channel Seven

Channel Seven weatherman Sam Mc Millam – aka Sam Mac – is gearing up to walk the red carpet with his fellow nominees on Sunday night.

But while he’s a hot favourite to win the Gold Logie, the laid back meteorologist told New Idea he’ll enjoy the prestigious event win or lose.

“It’s a huge honour and I just want to make it fun! 

“I want to make it entertaining regardless of what happens on Sunday night!”

Sam also revealed he’s set his sights on a cameo in Seven’s Home and Away.

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Tom Gleeson  Hard Quiz, ABC

This year’s most controversial hopeful, comedian Tom Gleeson, rubbed his fellow Gold Logie nominees the wrong way with a smear campaign to help him take the title.

The Hard Quiz host has taken swipes at each nominee in targeted ad attacks, News.com.au reports.

The outspoken funny man has branded Costa Georgiadis an “imposter” and called the idea of Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac taking Gold “a travesty”.

Gleeson spoke to Stellar Magazine about his hopes for victory, saying: “The idea of winning a Gold Logie is so preposterous that I have to have it.

“It’s so stupid and it makes me laugh so much, that it makes me want it.”

Gleeson’s Hard Quiz is also in the running for Most Popular Entertainment Program.

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Waleed Aly  The Project, Network 10

Long running Project host Waleed Aly is practically part of the furniture at Network 10.

Waleed previously won a Gold Logie in 2016 and wowed viewers with his heartfelt acceptance speech.

This year, the anchor received the coveted nod after a year of impressive interviews and world class journalism.

Waleed also received a nod for Most Popular Presenter along with his co-host Carrie Bickmore.

The Project has been nominated for Most Popular Panel or Current Affairs Program.

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For the full list of categories and nominees for the TV Week Logie Awards, click here!

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