Hamish Blake has won the coveted Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.
the comedian and LEGO Masters Australia host defeated Karl Stefanovic, Julia Morris, Melissa Leong, Ray Meagher, Tom Gleeson and Sonia Kruger to take home the prized statue for 2022.
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He pretended to read an inscription on the figurine and joked, “What does this say?” Congratulations, you won the Gold Logie 2022. Since there was no Gold Logie in 2020 or 2021, they hit a jackpot, and this counts for three.’ Oh my God.”
“Plus I even won one ten years ago, so to win four is, that’s too much, that’s a huge honor,” he added, referring to his 2012 Gold Logie win.
On a more serious note, Blake continued: “I know I speak for everyone here when I say we are so grateful to be doing what we do in this room. We know we are extremely lucky to keep working and to keep working.” and do what we love.”
“We couldn’t do it without the people watching at home. If you watch at home.
“If you’re watching this you’re an insomniac, if you’re also someone who supports Australian TV and without you we wouldn’t be here. So thank you to the folks back home.”
The comedian also thanked his LEGO Masters team and dedicates the award to them and wife Zoë Foster Blake: “My beautiful wife, you are not allowed to get up here unless you have great people behind you. You are the most wonderful people.”
And he ended his speech with a sweet mention of his children, Sonny and Rudy.
“The greatest prize is to be your father,” he added, to the applause of the audience.
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Earlier in the ceremony, Blake won the inaugural Bert Newton Award, which was previously known as the Most Popular Presenter Award but was renamed after the late TV personality.
When he took his award on the podium, Hamish admitted that he was moved by the tribute played for his victory.
“I don’t think I’m the only one in the room who’s a little emotional after seeing that,” Blake told the audience.
“That piece of Bert who does what he was born for, what he was intended for, this is an insane honour.”
“I love that he said to do what he loved to do and we all enjoyed watching him do what he loved to do and there are so many people in this room who know that feeling is and we have so much luck.”
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