Leigh Gross sales has unveiled the reality driving just one decision she manufactured on election evening, just after social media people speculated she was striving to deliver a concealed concept.
Leigh Sales has responded to a number of social media “conspiracy theories” that she was making an attempt to send out a hidden information about her voting preferences with her outfit on election evening.
The 48-yr-aged wore a white go well with to co-host the ABC’s coverage on Saturday night, accessorising with an aquamarine ring and matching teal earrings, prompting Twitter customers to inquire what the “story” was with her outfit, speculating it was a magic formula present of guidance for Teal independents.
Taking to Instagram this early morning, even though, Profits wrote that she was “sorry to debunk the wild theories”.
“I’ve seen a couple of conspiracy theories traveling all-around about my election night time wardrobe staying chosen to mail hidden messages,” she claimed.
“So allow me debunk the myths – @christophersall and I select a white accommodate each and every election for the explanation that it nevertheless appears to be like fresh 6 hours on and when I’m exhausted it bounces a little bit of more light into my encounter to assist mask it. I’ve worn white the previous three election nights in a row.
“The aquamarine ring belongs to a single of my dearest good friends, legendary AFR journalist Pamela Williams, who had it built years back by @janlogan_. I have envied it eternally and Pam lent it to me for the evening mainly because she knows how substantially I love it and for luck!
“The earrings had been decided on to match the ring, not to send out a concept of ‘Teal’ assist.
“So I’m sorry to debunk the wild theories, but even sorrier that this ring is heading household to Pam this 7 days!”
Related speculation surrounded Jenny Morrison’s seemingly teal-coloured costume at her husband’s concession speech.
The Carla Zampatti outfit raised eyebrows amongst eagle-eyed social media end users, who could not assistance but discover the irony that the Liberals largely lost the election in a so-called “Teal” bloodbath led by the local climate-pushed independents.
Among people was impartial Allegra Spender from the eastern Sydney seat of Wentworth, who booted out Liberal MP Dave Sharma.
Ironically, Carla Zampatti is Allegra Spender’s late mother.
Billionaire Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes took to social media to congratulate Jenny on the dress.
“(Clap) for Jenny standing up in teal – for Allegra Spender and for all the outstanding females who improved Australia tonight,” he wrote.
The speculation close to Sales’ outfit comes as the veteran journalist prepares to phase down from her role as host of the nationwide broadcaster’s 7.30.
After 12 decades at the helm of the ABC’s flagship present affairs show, Product sales disclosed in February she would be leaving the desk in June “once the federal election is over”.
“There’s practically nothing incorrect, other than I just feel a potent perception of it remaining time to move the baton to the subsequent runner in the race and to take a break,” she mentioned at the time.
“At the conclusion of an election cycle feels like a good time to move on to a little something new at the ABC. I hope it is been obvious that I have normally approached this position with one particular intention – and that is to question frank issues of persons in ability, devoid of concern or favour, that a good-minded, affordable individual with some frequent feeling looking at at dwelling may like to talk to if they were sitting in my situation.”
The ABC declared in April that Four Corners journalist and multi-award-winning presenter Sarah Ferguson would swap Gross sales as host of 7.30.