Basmah Qazi

The Project star Carrie Bickmore’s surprising A-list replacement

The Project star Carrie Bickmore’s surprising A-list replacement

Carrie Bickmore has temporarily said goodbye to her popular radio show, Carrie and Tommy, as she goes on maternity leave to prepare for her third baby.

But now, an unexpected co-host is set to replace her, as Keith Urban, 51, will host the show alongside Tommy Little, 33, on Wednesday.

The country musician will host the show from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm before he heads off to host the highly anticipated ARIA Awards.

Keith will reveal details about his brand new album Graffiti U and his single Never Comin’ Down alongside what he loves the most about coming back home.

In her final show, Carrie burst into tears as she spoke about her family dynamic.

The mother-of-two shared her concerns over the impact her third child may have on her two children, Ollie, 11, and Evie, three.

“I’m very excited about expanding my family,” said Carrie.

“Ollie thinks we’re having a boy and Evie thinks we’re having a girl, so one of them is going to be very disappointed and one very excited,” she said through a laugh.

Then she became emotional as she spoke about her children.

“I know families of three and I know they’ll all love each other so much, but I don’t want anything to happen to their (Ollie and Evie's) bond. So it makes me a little sad,” she said.

Ollie is Carrie’s son from her late husband Greg Lange, who passed away in 2010 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Evie and her unborn child is shared with her partner Chris Walker, who is a TV producer.

Keith will be hosting the 32nd annual ARIA Awards on Wednesday night.