One month ago, Lisa Wilkinson announced she was leaving the job she had held for 10 years – as a co-host of Channel Nine’s Today Show – for a shiny new gig as part of The Project panel on rival network Ten.
Earlier this week, US media giant CBS were approved to go ahead with a $41 million takeover of the network.
Then, 57-year-old Lisa mysteriously boarded a plane, and began posting messages from Los Angeles.
Which would have been perfectly normal – after all, Lisa deserves a little rest and relaxation after a whirlwind month where her pay ‘demands’ were aired for the whole country to see – if it wasn’t for the fact that Lisa’s Instagram captions were… rather mysterious.
“Sometimes life takes you places you weren’t expecting…but you’re so glad it did,” she wrote, alongside a picture of an iconic Californian sunset.
“Watch this space…” she added.
The messages were deemed “cryptic” by fans and the media. People speculated that Lisa was making a permanent move to the US, after The Daily Telegraph claimed Ten was going to transform the TV legend into “Australia’s Oprah”.