Sunrise all-rounder Edwina Bartholomew has come out on top after a stint as a Rio reporter won her fans nationwide.
Delivering commentary that is passionate, hilarious and homespun offered audiences a break from the usual jargon used to describe events.
Bartholomew told the Daily Telegraph her key to presenting success could be how her enthusiasm compensates her lack of technical knowledge.
“I’m no Olympics expert but I just absolutely love the Games and the whole experience. I hope that excitement translates.”
The efforts have not gone unnoticed as her reporting has been shot into social media stardom.
Fans have flooded her Instagram posts with encouragement and words of support.
“Doing a great job eddy!” One user said.
“The Olympic experience will remain with you forever. The bean salad will will not. You’re doing a great job. Take a bow!” Another user said.
Bartholomew said her favourite Olympics moment was one most of us share.
“There were so many once-in-a-lifetime moments in the first week,” she said.
“To be at the (women’s) Rugby Sevens and see our team win gold, the first Olympic gold medal in Rugby Sevens, that’s a moment I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
The presenter will hopefully become an even more regular face on Australian screens upon her return.
Feature image via Instagram.
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