Sun, 29 Jul, 2018
Bec Hewitt announces her return to TV with new show
After a long hiatus from TV, former Home and Away star Bec Hewitt is making a return to the screen with Channel 9's new weekly travel series, Hello World.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the 35-year-old mum of three revealed the new TV gig would see her spend her first night ever away from her kids – daughter, Mia, 12, son Cruz, 9 and youngest, Ava, 7.
"I think it's the right time and the right job just to fit in with my other job of being a mum," Bec said.
"I've never been away before, so this will be my first trip. I've never gone on a girls' weekend, or anything. The kids are going to be fine.”
Bec will host and report for the new series, which also stars Toda Extra’s Sonia Kruger, veteran broadcaster Ray Martin, weatherman Steve Jacobs, and TV presenter Lauren Phillips.
Having spent the 12 years as a full-time mum, and cheerleader of husband pro tennis player Lleyton Hewitt, Bec said she’s excited for the upcoming solo trips.
"It will be refreshing I guess just to sit on a plane, with no assisted toilet stops or things like that. I will certainly enjoy the experience," she said.
Returning to Australia two and a half years ago, Bec has been focused on settling her children but now they’re in the swing of things she’s ready to chase her career dreams again.
"All the kids activities are set up, because within the first year of moving to any new town, you're still figuring it out. I'm really happy now and I feel like I've found [them] a great music school, a great dance school, great tennis lessons for Cruz … it's all working out now, we've got our rhythm and routine, so that the household can still carry on if I duck away for work."
Hello World will debut on Sunday, October 7 at 4:30pm on Nine.