Susie Elelman

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Susie Elelman
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Susie Elelman (2012)
Born 1954 (age 63–64)
Residence Sydney, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television presenter, model, author
Website http://www.susieelelman.com

Susie Elelman AM (born c.1954)[1] is an Australian television presenter, model, and author, most famous for her appearances on daytime television in Australia. From 2007-2008, she hosted her own talk show, titled Susie. She is best known as the advertorial host and roving reporter on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, a position she held for eight and a half years.

According to records at the National Museum of Australia, Elelman was a participant in the Miss Northern Beaches and Miss New South Wales beauty competitions, and was in the national final of the Miss Australia Quest of 1973.[2]

From 1992 - mid-1999, Elelman was the roving reporter for Bert Newton and advertorial presenter on Good Morning Australia on Network Ten.

In mid-2007, Elelman hosted her own daily talk show, titled Susie, which was broadcast on the WIN Television network. The network's chief executive at the time, David Butorac, axed the show in 2009. Butorac says that he himself was sacked from the network because of his decision to cancel Elelman's show, which was said to be a favourite of the network's owner, Bruce Gordon.[3]

Elelman has shocked local media by her provocative appearances at the annual television Logie Awards. In 2004 she appeared at the awards with her head shaved.[4]

In 2011, Elelman and entertainer Barry Crocker co-hosted the Australian music industry's annual Mo Awards.[5]

Since 2011, Elelman has appeared in a weekly guest spot on Channel Seven's The Morning Show. in 2015, Elelman was honoured in the annual Queens Birthday honours, in the Member of Australia division.

Elelman is now a fill in presenter for Ita Buttrose and Denise Drysdale on Network Ten's morning talk program Studio 10.

Personal life[edit]

In May, 2017, Elelman admitted on talk show Studio 10 that she had been sexually assaulted by now disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris. She said on the show "He had this habit of hugging you and then running his hand down your back and trying to insert his finger you know where. And then what you’d do of course ... is flinch and therefore you go closer in towards him which means that your groins would join." Elelman was in her 20's working behind the scenes of a show back in the 70's when the incident happened. She said her experience was "bad enough", but that she was more concerned for a 15-year-old work experience girl there.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Susie Elelman". The Canberra Times. 14 October 1972. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Susie Elelman collection". National Museum of Australia. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Geoff Elliott (7 October 2009). "Boned for axing show, TV chief fights back". The Australian. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Logies red carpet disasters". News Limited. 2004. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cancer-stricken Ian Turpie takes a place in the Mo Awards Hall of Fame". The Daily Telegraph. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Susie Elelman on Studio 10: 'I've been touched up by Rolf Harris'". News.com.au. 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 

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