Lisa Wilkinson has revealed why she was absent from The Sunday Project desk. 

Wilkinson was nowhere to be seen at the start of Sunday night’s episode with Q&A host Hamish Macdonald running the show from the desk instead. 

But Wilkinson did join in via zoom from her bedroom inside her Sydney home.

“I’m five days into isolation,” said Wilkinson.

“I got a bit caught between NSW and Victoria so I’m doing it from my bedroom tonight.”

On July 8, the NSW government made it compulsory for NSW residents returning home from Victoria to self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone who fails to comply with the rules could face up to six months prison, a fine of $11,000, or both.

While she could have had the night off, Wilkinson still showed up so she could interview one of her favourite singers, Daryl Braithwaite.

“When I found out that Daryl was going to be on the show tonight, I insisted in being involved,” Wilkinson said.

Along with the rest of The Sunday Project co-hosts, Wilkinson interviewed Braithwaite about his new song, Love Songs

Right before the interview ended, Wilkinson reminisced about the time Braithwaite surprised her on the Today show in 2017 and serenaded her with The Horses.

After airing a snippet from the segment, Wilkinson said, “Shortly after I sang that on breakfast TV with you, I left there”, referring to when she jumped ship from Channel 9 to Channel 10.

“The kiss of death,” Braithwaite jokingly replied. “Well, this could be the end of you on The Project as well.”

This article originally appeared on Over60.