Sam Armytage shares why she's "just not very good" at walking the red carpet.

She’s on the TV every weekday morning but there’s one aspect of being in the spotlight that Sunrise host Sam Armytage still isn’t entirely comfortable with.

Red carpets.

“I get a little bit nervous, it’s not my natural habitat,” she told Mamamia at the InStyle Women of Style awards last night after walking the red carpet.

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"But I'm trying to get used to them as the years go on and it's all part of it. Once you get into it it's quite a bit of fun but I'm not very good at it!"

Nerves or not, she looked like she was nailing it to us.


Wearing an off-the-shoulder Dion Lee top and cut-out skirt with Georg Jensen jewellery, the X year old looked the epitome of glamour but said it had been "a bit of a race to get ready".

Shakin' some @_dion_lee_ ???? #womenofstyle @instylemag

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"Because I've already been in makeup once today this morning for work, I'm never terribly enthused to go back in, although I do strip it all off, though I leave the eyes on," she said.

"So it's a little of a fun and then get to bed as soon as possible."

Considering she was up at 2:50am (we're tired just reading that!), she has a go-to trick to ensure she can last the night.


Pre @audi @instylemag Women of Style Awards | top & skirt @_dion_lee_ | jewels @georgjensen ✔️

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"I had a little nap, I lay down with the dog on the couch this afternoon and had a little nap, a power nap. [Tonight] is always a good night so I make an effort to go," she said.

With another early start the next day, Armytage came prepared (and practical). In her clutch, she had her car keys, some cash to get out of the carpark, a lipstick and her phone.

"That is literally it. I can literally have half the size clutch that I have tonight - this is overzealous!," she said.