Kerri-Anne Kennerley Dedicates Logie Win To Husband John
As Kerri-Anne Kennerley was inducted into the Logie Award Hall of Fame - bagging herself her first Logie after 50 years on our screens - husband John watched from his wheelchair, sidestage.
In an emotional acceptance speech, Kerri-Anne dedicated her gong to her "soulmate", who fell and broke his neck last March.
"I can honestly say I would give away 50 years of this career and all of the incredible experiences and anything else I could think of just to have you standing right here by my side holding my hand," Kerri-Anne said to her husband of 33 years.
"I promise you one thing my darling, we haven't finished yet.
To the audience, Kerri-Anne added: "He's been there to push me out of bed at 4am with a cup of coffee. He's been there when I didn't think I could do it.
"He was there to party, to celebrate and to commiserate."
The 63-year-old, who landed her first television gig at the tender age of 13, received a standing ovation as she took to the stage at Sunday night's awards ceremony in Melbourne.
"My first Logie and I never knew it was gold," she smiled. "I seriously am so very honoured to receive this and I am even more excited not to get it posthumously, not that there haven't been a few people that tried to bury me before this.
"You will be very glad that I am not going to use this beautiful salubrious occasion to celeb or to lampoon or roast anyone because I have a book out at the end of the year for that.
"I think one of the most important reasons for my longevity is the fact that for a large chunk of my career there were no camera phones of social media.
"We got away with murder."
Although Kerri-Anne has been nominated for several Logies throughout her illustrious career, including three Gold statues, this is her first.