TOUGH ASK WI TH ... AMBER SHERLOCK
More than a year since a tense off-air exchange involving Sherlock was leaked, went viral and became known as Jacketgate, the Nine News Now presenter, 42, sits down for a tough ask with WHO contributor Shannon Molloy.
What’s the biggest misconception someone may have of you?
That I live a glamorous life. The reality is that I work full-time and have two small children. Most nights I am up to my elbows in homework, bed-time stories, washing and packing lunches.
How often do people bring up Jacketgate and does it upset you?
Not much any more, and if they do, it’s usually in good humour. I think Jacketgate is part of the Australian vernacular now!
If you had $1 million to give to charity, which one would you choose and why?
I would split it between Miracle Babies and Humpty Dumpty Foundation. My daughter was born six weeks premature and both these organisations are doing amazing work providing vital support and equipment for sick kids and their families around Australia.
Declutter or collect?
I’m definitely a collector. I have a whole storage space full of stuff. I love stuff.
What was your favourite toy as a child?
Not quite a toy but I had this vinyl ABBA bag I used to take to kindy. I loved that bag. I took it everywhere.
So what’s in your handbag right now?
A phone, wallet, makeup, hard-copy diary, receipts, musical-theatre stubs, five biros, a water bottle, and children’s bits and pieces. I have a very big handbag!