Carrie Bickmore is being eyed out by Channel Nine executives to replace Tracy Grimshaw as host of A Current Affair.

The Project co-host’s contract will reportedly end at the end of the year and rumours are swirling that she is set to take Grimshaw’s chair.

If Bickmore succeeds in getting the new role, it is highly possible that production for the news program will move to Melbourne where she is based.

However, Bickmore is not the only one who is in sight of producers for the popular TV program with the likes of ACA stand-in replacement Sylvia Jeffreys and weekend host Deborah Knight, along with Today co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon.

OverSixty readers also chimed in on who they would like to see replace Grimshaw – as well as who they most definitely would NOT.

Grimshaw shocked viewers when she announced she is stepping down at the end of the year and going on an extended break.

After having been the face of the program for a whopping 17 years, the veteran reporter told the audience that she wanted them to hear from her first.

“Normally right about now we’d be telling you what to expect tomorrow night but lately I’ve personally been thinking longer term, and I have some news that I wanted you to hear from me before you hear it from anyone else,” she began.

“I’ve decided to finish up with A Current Affair this year.

“It’s been a big decision and before the gossip websites start telling you rubbish, I want you to know it’s been my decision alone and I’m not being shoved out the door by the boys club because I’m too old.

“I’m not too old, I’m just a bit tired. And for the record both the boys and the girls have asked me to stay.

“But I’ve basically been a shift worker for 26 years, driving to work before dawn for nine years on the Today Show, and the past 17 years driving home after dark here on A Current Affair and it’s time for less of that daily obligation.”

Grimshaw then thanked fans for sticking by her side for the long haul and that she will be around until November.

“Thank you for your loyalty. I hope I’ve repaid it. I’m around until November then I’m going to take a long holiday, but it’s business as usual until then. See you tomorrow night.”

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