The 2020 Brownlow Medal can have a really new look with the digital ceremony set to have the primary feminine co-host of the occasion.
Channel 7 information presenter Jacqui Felgate was revealed because the co-host of the Brownlow rely alongside Hamish McLachlan, who took over from Bruce McAvaney final yr.
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The occasion is about to be not like the same old glitz from the AFL’s night time of nights with the pink carpet glamour and glittering Crown ballroom to get replaced by the digital rely.
However talking to the Herald Solar, Felgate, who’s the host of 7AFL’s Footy Central, mentioned simply because it’s a digital spectacle, doesn’t imply the printed gained’t have some surprises up their sleeves.
“We’re planning a very great spectacle and there’ll be loads of respect for the medal,’’ she mentioned.
“Everybody has had a tricky yr however in some ways footy has acquired us by way of and it’s given us one thing to cheer about.”
She additionally tweeted the information after it was introduced on Sunday.
“Some information of my very own I’d prefer to share. A privilege to be alongside the great Hamish McLachlan,” she mentioned.
Social media was fast to react to the information.
ABC journalist Dan Ziffer replied: “Congratulations Jac! That is incredible information and an exquisite private achievement. All one of the best.“
Racing.com editor-in-chief Paul Tatnell added: “Congrats Jacqui. Superb second and effectively deserved”.
The Australian‘s Courtney Walsh additionally mentioned “Good things, Jac. Excellent to see”.
McLachlan, who took over when McAvaney ended his 21-year run internet hosting the occasion final yr, mentioned the goal was to maintain the occasion’s significance the identical.
“To be topped the sport’s fairest and finest is life altering, so we are going to attempt very exhausting to make sure that status stays amongst all of the adjustments we face.
“Lachie Neale and Trav Boak look to be the 2 for me, however this yr has proven no matter you assume, counts for little or no. I’m actually trying ahead to working with Jacqui. Jac loves her footy, is a good stay performer and can do a terrific job bringing to life the gamers’ tales.”
The Lions’ Lachie Neale, Melbourne’s Christian Petracca and Port Adelaide’s Travis Boak are the favourites to take out the AFL’s most prestigious award. Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe is the reigning Brownlow medallist, having taken out the title for the 2019 season.