It’s no secret that Tracy Grimshaw has become Nine’s golden girl after her Logie nomination.
Now the A Current Affair host is gearing up for a major career move. The TV presenter is said to be pulling out all the stops for a potential new gig hosting the Today show.
‘Tracy has made a lot of lifestyle changes,’ says a source.
‘And everyone thinks it’s because she is about to land the top job on breakfast television. It’s an obvious choice because the viewers love her, and bosses know she is a great fit.’
Swapping her make-up free selfies for false eyelashes and a new workout regime, it seems the star couldn’t be happier with where her career is heading.
‘She has a new Fitbit to keep her motivated and is spending more time in hair and make-up too, trying out different looks.’
With a new gig at Today looking likely, our spies reveal the 58-year-old wants to be prepared for all possibilities.
The news comes after reports the host was left 'reeling' after the disappointment of losing out on the coveted Gold Logie that left her seriously reconsidering her future career plans.
‘It’s made her question everything – including whether she sticks with the show,’ explains an industry insider told New Idea earlier this year.
In fact, Tracy was so blindsided by the snub, New Idea can reveal after seeing secret files, that she took unscheduled leave from her job straight after the award ceremony so she could come to terms with the shock.
It couldn’t come at a worse time for the struggling network, which has had a turbulent year with Lisa Wilkinson’s shock exit and Karl Stefanovic’s embarrassing antics.
As a result, Nine execs are scrambling to keep their remaining stars happy and halt plummeting ratings.