With tough new social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, Tracy Grimshaw made the decision to host A Current Affair from her spare bedroom.
The Sydney-based star, who appeared barefoot under a table, told Channel Nine viewers on Monday’s program that ‘we’re a little cramped, but we have to do it!’
But like other Australians making the switch to working from home, the famed journalist, 59, suffered a few hiccups along the way.
‘We’re a little bit cramped!’ A Current Affair’s Tracy Grimshaw (pictured), 59, hosted the Channel Nine program from her SPARE BEDROOM on Monday, amid the coronavirus pandemic
Removing a plush bed from her contemporary home, Tracy set up a makeshift table in the middle of the room and covered the surface with blue paper.
A TV was mounted with A Current Affair’s logo and backdrop, making it appear as if she was in the Channel Nine studio.
Tracy wore her signature outfit of a blouse teamed with a black tailored blazer and pants – leaving most viewers unaware that she was barefoot.
The beloved television personality had her brunette bob blow-dried to perfection, and her makeup was suitably elegant.
Creative: The famed journalist utilised the spare bedroom (pictured) in her contemporary Sydney home
‘Tonight we’re coming to you from my bedroom,’ Tracy announced to viewers at the start of the show.
‘And there’s something I never thought I’d say. It’s a spare room and in the interests of staying home, we’ll be here for a while.
‘I have a small crew here for the first night, which is allowed, because they’re of course at work.’
The show must go on! The bed was removed, and crew set up a makeshift table in the centre with blue paper covering the surface
Lights, camera, action: A TV screen was mounted and featured A Current Affair’s logo and backdrop, making it appear as if Tracy was in the Channel Nine studio
And like other Australians who have been experiencing teething issues while working from home, Tracy suffered a few ‘technical difficulties’.
In a short clip shared to a Channel Nine cameraman’s Instagram page, Tracy was seen attempting to get a number of dogs to ‘sit’ underneath the table and behave.
And during an interview with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on the $130billion ‘JobKeeper’ support package made available for workers amid the pandemic, Tracy was left slightly red-faced when the TV screen behind switched to a rival network.
Viewers commended Tracy for working from home in a series of tweets.
Oops: However, as one viewer pointed out online, even acclaimed TV stars suffer technical difficulties. When conducting an interview, the screen behind changed to a rival network
‘Sit!’ Tracy was also seen in footage shared to Instagram by a cameraman, attempting to get a number of dogs to ‘sit’ and behave
‘Awesome seeing Tracy hosting #9ACA from home,’ one wrote, while another added: ‘It’s very bizarre but also convenient to see Tracy Grimshaw at home on A Current Affair tonight.’
‘Tracy Grimshaw is reporting on A Current Affair from her bedroom!! There is NO excuse,’ one also said, alongside several clapping hands emojis.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to not leave the house unless absolutely necessary, as the battle to fight the spread of coronavirus continues.
‘There is NO excuse’: Viewers commended Tracy for abiding by strict social distancing measures, including working from home where possible
Gyms, beauty salons and libraries have been closed, with restaurants and cafes only allowed to serve takeaway.
Tough new social distancing measures have also been enforced – limiting social gatherings, outside of the household, to just two people.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.
The spread of the disease, which began in Wuhan, China, has seen over 723,300 cases worldwide and more than 33,900 fatalities.
As of the evening of March 30, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 4,220 including 18 deaths.
Pandemic: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to stay at home, and adhere to tough new social distancing measures. As of the evening of March 30, the total number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia is 4,220 including 18 deaths