The two-minute trailer featured new and returning shows that will return next year, including The Amazing Race, The Masked Singer, The Bachelor, Masterchef and current affairs show The Project.
The TV host, who reportedly earns $1.7 million per year, signed a multi-year deal with the network in 2020.
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The Project’s weekday hosts Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Peter Hellier all appeared in the advertisement but Wilkinson, the channel’s “highest-paid” star was nowhere to be seen.
“It can’t be an oversight, it must be a calculated decision,” entertainment reporter Peter Ford told The Daily Telegraph.
“It may be more about spooking her rather than confirmation of any intended plans. But they would absolutely have known it would be noticed and raise speculation.
“Bottom line is it’s never a good sign of your longevity in a workplace when you’re very publicly snubbed.”
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The 61-year-old co-hosted Nine Network’s breakfast television program, Today, with Karl Stefanovic from 2007 until 2017 before she was sacked over a pay dispute.
Wilkinson revealed she was fired after the network refused to double her $1.1 million salary to equate her co-host Karl Stefanovic, who reportedly earnt $2 million, according to her 2021 memoir ‘It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This’.
Earlier this month, Channel 10 released a statement confirming The Project is “here to stay” despite recording record low ratings. 
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“Recent media reports inferring that The Project will not be on (Channel) 10 in 2022 are completely fabricated, false and misleading,” a spokesperson for the network told podcast That’s Entertainment.
“The Project has just celebrated its 12th birthday and is here to stay! At a time when information, context and understanding is more important than ever, The Project will continue to provide Australians with their dose of news delivered differently.”
The show hit a record low of just 270,000 viewers earlier this month, according to news.com.au. 

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