The Project host Carrie Bickmore has reflected on her 2000th episode with the program, and it's giving us all the feels.
Carrie took to Instagram to share a series of photos in honour of the special occassion last night.
"Our 2000th episode tonight," she wrote in the caption. "What a ride so far!! Thanks to all the wonderful souls I have had the pleasure of sharing this awesome desk with, to those past and present who get this wonderful show to air every night and to all of you awesome peeps who watch us. THANKYOU."
Look at younger, blonder, Carrie in all her cute glory, and check out Dave Hughes and Charlie Pickering:
The host continued on with the sharing spree, posting this photo with the caption "How cool is our 2000th cake made by one of our audience members!!"
In an interview with News, Carrie revealed that the original The 7pm Project team were very nervous the night of their first show.
"I remember during the day of our first show hearing Hughesy talk to our bosses about needing an [studio] audience and I didn’t fully appreciate why it was so important at the time," she revealed. "I was thinking, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’ll deal with it tomorrow or the next day.’ But Hughesy couldn’t have been more right. The studio audience has been one of the fundamental parts of our show — it enables the guys to be funny, it enables interaction and now I really appreciate why he was so insistent on having a big live audience.
"Before the first episode I remember wondering if my body would automatically tell me to keep breathing because I was so stressed out that I thought that I might actually have a panic attack or a heart attack live on air. I honestly don’t remember anything about the first episode. I couldn’t tell you what topics we talked about or any details, the only thing I remember is when the show ended, breathing out and hearing Dave Hughes say, ‘Well, I think I just ended my career’. I remember thinking, ‘S**t, if Dave Hughes is saying that, then what hope have I got?’"
Carrie revealed that the team took over three hours to de-brief, wondering what they could do differently the following night.
Whatever they discussed, it clearly paid off. Congratulations to the whole team, what an achievement!