It was an honest moment of television last night as three of the four presenters on The Project were in tears following a story on Emma Rathie and the ‘bucket list’ she has made with her young son.
Carrie Bickmore, Chrissie Swan and Nicole Livingstone were all in tears after watching Emma and her son Blake fulfilling some of his “reverse bucket list” dreams.
In January Emma Rathie was given 12 months to live. Together with her 12 year old Blake they created a bucket list of experiences Blake wanted to share with his mother before it was too late.
The Project filmed the Queensland pair at Blake’s first visit to the snow in Falls Creek.
“I’ve had the best time ever with my mum these holidays, I’ll have these memories for years to come,” said Blake.
The good news story by impacted on The Project team, especially for Carrie Bickmore whose partner Greg passed away in 2010.
“It’s an incredible message that she’s given..,” she said.
Host Waleed Aly had to hold the fort while those around him were understandably struggling for words.
Bickmore’s own honesty is part of the reason that viewers have warmed to her and it was a moment that obviously moved mums Chrissy Swan and Nicole Livingstone.
You can see the bucket list story here.