CHARLI ROBINSON SET TO SPARKLE ON OUR SCREENS
It’s the most magical time of the year and Getaway host Charli Robinson will be brightening your screens tomorrow night to make it a little more magical.
“Every year Channel Nine do a Christmas special and it’s always with Australian Women’s Weekly,” she says.
“It’s essentially bringing the magazine to life, every section in that edition of Women’s Weekly has a segment on the show. So there’s different people hosting different segments and this year I got to host two sections that I really love – fashion and craft.
“It was really exciting, being my very first year being a part of it because I remember watching it every year with my family, so when they asked I was like, ‘oh my God yes!’”
Charli will leverage her experience in fashion and children’s entertainment to host two of the show’s most popular sections.
But there was one moment in particular that got the Broadbeach local in the Christmas spirit.
“I went behind the scenes on the Women’s Weekly fashion shoot, where they go through all the beautiful fashion looks you can wear to things like Christmas lunch,” she says.
“And actually there was a male and female model there and they were just incredible, and I said ‘wow, you guys have amazing chemistry’.
“It turns out they were dating, and the shoot they did together before this one he actually got down on one knee and proposed mid-shoot.
“It was just beautiful how lovingly they looked at each other, it really got me into the Christmas spirit.”
The craft section, Charli says, was particularly fun for her as it gave her another opportunity to get kids up and having fun – it might even give the parents a run for their money.
“We used to find that at Hi-5 parents were always saying they were so happy because it got their kids excited to pick up a toy or sing and dance – just get creative,” she says.
“So this segment we’re decorating pine cones and making snowmen.
“I was like ‘oh I’ve got this, I made these all the time when I was a kid,’ but they’re super intense! They’ve got heads and characters now.
“So I think it will kind of inspire kids to get off their phones or tablets or whatever but it’s up to the parents as well to say ‘come on, let’s go find some pinecones’.”
In case you haven’t noticed, Charli loves the silly season, and this year December 25 will be spent surrounded by loved ones across two states.
“For 10 years I was hosting the Melbourne Carols by Candlelight and it was really hard,” she says.
“It meant I’d have to be away from my family, or I could fly them down but then they’d be waking up on Christmas morning in a hotel room at the casino – it wasn’t very magical.
“So since I stopped that it’s been amazing – we wake up early and have a big breakfast and spend literally hours unwrapping presents around the tree.
“But this year I’m upsetting the balance a little bit and spending the morning with my family, then flying up to Brisbane to spend the evening with Liam (Talbot) and his family.
“But I’ll be going home for about a week before Christmas to spend time with my family.
“It’s my dad’s birthday on Christmas Eve, too, so I like to be there for that.” Christmas with the Australian Women’s Weekly, tomorrow night on Channel Nine
IT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL HOW LOVINGLY THEY LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, IT REALLY GOT ME INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Charli Robinson is a host on Christmas with the Australian Women's Weekly tomorrow on Channel Nine.