Natalie Barr has opened up about why Christmas will be “tough” for her this year.
In a new interview, the Sunrise presenter revealed that she is sad to not be able to spend the festive season with her family in Western Australia for the second year in a row due to COVID border closures.
“Like a lot of others this will be the second Christmas we don’t see any family members,” the Bunbury-born TV star told Perth Now.
“It’s pretty tough to be honest.”
Instead, Nat will be spending Christmas in Sydney with husband Drew Thomson and their two sons Lachlan and Hunter.
She will then head north for a relaxing trip to Byron Bay following what has been a busy year.
After more than a decade as Sunrise newsreader, Nat took the reigns as the Channel Seven breakfast show’s co-host alongside David ‘Kochie’ Koch in April
“With the new job and the fact it’s been so busy, I haven’t taken any time off this year,” she said.
“So I am ready to put that phone down and stop scrolling and monitoring every bit of news every hour and pick up a couple of books and a couple of cocktails instead.”
Carols in the Domain
Nat and Kochie are returning as host of Carols in the Domain for a ninth year, with the spectacular event to air December 23 on Seven.
Some of Australia’s biggest stars are set to perform, including Samantha Jade, The Wiggles, The Voice winner Bella-Taylor Smith and Human Nature’s Phil Burton.
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood will also beam in from Nashville to belt out a festive hit.