He might have left the show some months ago now, but it appears Charlie Pickering‘s legacy lives on at The Project desk – at least in one particular form. On last night’s episode, and as the show was wrapping up, Project anchor and all-around loveliest person in the world Carrie Bickmore took time to read out tweets from viewers on a story aired earlier in the program. When she held up a sheet of paper from her desk to read off, viewers noticed a very curious, strangely familiar looking doodle on the back of the page.
— Carrie Bickmore (@BickmoreCarrie) July 10, 2014
Though some have suggested it was a prank pulled on Carrie, the most obvious explanation seems to be that, during an ad break, a member of the audience asked what former host Charlie Pickering would sign on his notes at the end of every episode – a trademark pen flourish that clearly piqued people’s interests. Carrie obliged and showed them, and simply forgot that she’d drawn it when the show went back on air.
— Charlie Pickering (@charliepick) April 7, 2014
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