Susie Elelman (2012)
|Born||1954 (age 63–64)|
|Residence||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Occupation||Television presenter, model, author|
Susie Elelman AM (born c.1954) 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.
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.
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.
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- "Susie Elelman collection". National Museum of Australia. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- Geoff Elliott (7 October 2009). "Boned for axing show, TV chief fights back". The Australian. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
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- "Cancer-stricken Ian Turpie takes a place in the Mo Awards Hall of Fame". The Daily Telegraph. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "Susie Elelman on Studio 10: 'I've been touched up by Rolf Harris'". News.com.au. 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2017-05-16.