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Lisa Wilkinson appears downcast while stepping out for coffee in Mosman

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Lisa Wilkinson appeared glum while on a coffee run in Sydney’s upmarket Mosman on Monday, following her shock exit from The Project. 

The beleaguered television star, 62, barely managed a strained smile after stepping out of an area café. 

The normally glamorous star went makeup free for the outing and wore her brunette locks pulled back in a hairclip.  

Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) appeared glum while on a coffee run in Sydney’s upmarket Mosman on Monday, following her shock exit from The Project

She opted for an off-the-cuff ensemble, including a khaki dress shirt under a straightforward white T-shirt. 

Lisa hid her famous face behind a pair of sunglasses, and carried a designer shoulder bag. 

The writer finished her look with white sneakers and had on various gold accessories. 

The beleaguered television star, 62, managed a strained smile after stepping out of a local café

The beleaguered television star, 62, managed a strained smile after stepping out of an area café

The normally glamorous star went makeup free for the outing and wore her brunette locks pulled back in a hairclip

The normally glamorous star went makeup free for the outing and wore her brunette locks pulled back in a hairclip

She struggled to crack a smile as she strolled down the road after her solo visit to the eatery.  

It comes after news that Lisa has left Channel 10 in quite a pickle following her abrupt resignation from The Project last week.

In accordance with Media Diary, network bosses don’t know where to redeploy Wilkinson for the rest of her multi-million dollar contract, which she is claimed said to increase beyond 2023. 

She struggled to crack a smile as she strolled down the street after her solo visit to the eatery

She struggled to crack a smile as she strolled down the road after her solo visit to the eatery

Ten is thought for its reality TV content reasonably than current affairs programs, with shows like The Bachelor and The Amazing Race dominating the network’s programming. 

Wilkinson, considered one of Australia’s highest paid news reporters, is subsequently limited in relation to finding an acceptable recent gig at Ten. 

‘While Wilkinson will not be on The Project any more, the pressure is on Ten to quickly work out a job by which it could actually extract value out of the massive money it’s contractually certain to pay her,’ Media Diary reports.  

Channel 10 has no idea what to do with Wilkinson during the rest of her multi-million dollar contract following her departure from Today, reports claim

Channel 10 has no idea what to do with Wilkinson in the course of the remainder of her multi-million dollar contract following her departure from Today, reports claim

‘She definitely won’t be the host of The Bachelor,’ an insider near Wilkinson told the publication. 

Wilkinson signed with Ten for a staggering $1.7 million a 12 months in 2018, before inking one other lucrative multi-year contract with the network in 2020. 

She abruptly quit The Project earlier this month, citing ‘targeted toxicity’ from sections of the media because the reasoning behind her exit. 

'While Wilkinson may not be on The Project any more, the pressure is on Ten to quickly work out a role in which it can extract value out of the big money it is contractually bound to pay her,' Media Diary reports

‘While Wilkinson will not be on The Project any more, the pressure is on Ten to quickly work out a job by which it could actually extract value out of the massive money it’s contractually certain to pay her,’ Media Diary reports  

Shortly after the announcement, Paramount executive vp Beverley McGarvey confirmed that Wilkinson can be back on our screens soon.

She said: ‘I do know she will likely be sorely missed each by our audience, and your complete Project team, and while we’re saddened that Lisa will now not be on The Project, we sit up for continuing our strong relationship with Lisa into 2023 and beyond.’

Wilkinson’s departure got here as her co-hosts Peter Helliar and Carrie Bickmore also revealed they were leaving.

Wilkinson signed with Ten for a staggering $1.7 million a year in 2018, before inking another lucrative multi-year contract with the network in 2020

Wilkinson signed with Ten for a staggering $1.7 million a 12 months in 2018, before inking one other lucrative multi-year contract with the network in 2020

Helliar quit on Tuesday night’s program, claiming he needed more time to work on other ventures.

Long-time anchor Carrie Bickmore confirmed her departure a month ago. Her last appearance is scheduled for next Wednesday’s program.  

The Project has struggled within the rankings in previous years, with a consistent decline in viewership. 

She abruptly quit The Project earlier this month, citing 'targeted toxicity' from sections of the media as the reasoning behind her exit

She abruptly quit The Project earlier this month, citing ‘targeted toxicity’ from sections of the media because the reasoning behind her exit

Shortly after the announcement, Paramount executive vice president Beverley McGarvey confirmed that Wilkinson would be back on our screens soon

Shortly after the announcement, Paramount executive vp Beverley McGarvey confirmed that Wilkinson can be back on our screens soon

OzTAM rankings have previously revealed The Project had lost almost a 3rd of its audience since 2011.

The struggling show saw its metro rankings plummet to an all-time low of just 367,000 last 12 months.

That is a 30 per cent decline from its five-city audience of 538,000 a decade earlier.

Last year, OzTAM ratings revealed Channel 10's flagship current affairs program had lost almost a third of its audience since 2011. Pictured (L-R): Tommy little, Peter Helliar, Hamish Macdonald, Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Gorgi Coghlan

Last 12 months, OzTAM rankings revealed Channel 10’s flagship current affairs program had lost almost a 3rd of its audience since 2011. Pictured (L-R): Tommy little, Peter Helliar, Hamish Macdonald, Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Gorgi Coghlan

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