Channel Seven's Jacqui Felgate makes history as the first woman to host the AFL Brownlow Medal

Happy to be there: Jacqui Felgate (pictured) is the first woman to host the AFL Brownlow Medal ceremony. And ahead of the big event on Sunday, the Channel Seven sports and news reporter hoped that people who enjoy the show, regardless of who is presenting

‘I just hope we do a great job’: Channel Seven sports presenter Jacqui Felgate makes history as the first woman to host the AFL Brownlow Medal

Jacqui Felgate is the first woman to host the AFL Brownlow Medal ceremony. 

And ahead of the big event on Sunday, the Channel Seven sports and news reporter hoped that people who enjoy the show, regardless of who is presenting. 

She told The Herald Sun: ‘At the end of the day it is about the players and we are just there to tell that story. 

Happy to be there: Jacqui Felgate (pictured) is the first woman to host the AFL Brownlow Medal ceremony. And ahead of the big event on Sunday, the Channel Seven sports and news reporter hoped that people who enjoy the show, regardless of who is presenting

Happy to be there: Jacqui Felgate (pictured) is the first woman to host the AFL Brownlow Medal ceremony. And ahead of the big event on Sunday, the Channel Seven sports and news reporter hoped that people who enjoy the show, regardless of who is presenting

‘And whether you are a man or a woman, I just hope we do a great job. I feel like I am well prepared and I just hope everyone can enjoy the night.’

While she admits she was worried about how the decision would be received, Jacqui says she has been overwhelmed by support. 

‘On social media you think ‘are people going to be supportive of this decision?’ and I have been floored by how kind everyone has been,’ she told the paper. 

She told The Herald Sun : 'At the end of the day it is about the players and we are just there to tell that story. And whether you are a man or a woman, I just hope we do a great job. I feel like I am well prepared and I just hope everyone can enjoy the night'

She told The Herald Sun : ‘At the end of the day it is about the players and we are just there to tell that story. And whether you are a man or a woman, I just hope we do a great job. I feel like I am well prepared and I just hope everyone can enjoy the night’

Love her! While she admits she was worried about how the decision would be received, Jacqui says she has been overwhelmed by support

Love her! While she admits she was worried about how the decision would be received, Jacqui says she has been overwhelmed by support

Support: 'On social media you think 'are people going to be supportive of this decision?' and I have been floored by how kind everyone has been,' she told the paper

Support: ‘On social media you think ‘are people going to be supportive of this decision?’ and I have been floored by how kind everyone has been,’ she told the paper

The journalist will host the virtual ceremony alongside Seven sports presenter Hamish McLachlan.  

It is AFL’s night of night’s, but this year the Brownlow Medal ceremony is going to be very different.   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony is set to be held virtually with functions held at several venues in different states.

'Logistical nightmare': It comes after celebrity stylist Paul Versace revealed the behind-the-scenes chaos of trying to style the WAGS for the event. Pictured: Jack and Mikayla Crisp

‘Logistical nightmare’: It comes after celebrity stylist Paul Versace revealed the behind-the-scenes chaos of trying to style the WAGS for the event. Pictured: Jack and Mikayla Crisp

Speaking to the Herald Sun, celebrity stylist Paul Versace revealed the behind-the-scenes chaos of trying to style the WAGS for the event. 

‘It’s good, but with a week’s notice and doing it in stage 4 restrictions, it’s been a logistical nightmare,’ he told the publication.

‘It’s very different to previous years, but I think they’re all going to look amazing.’  

The AFL Brownlow Medal airs Sunday October 18 at 7pm Live on 7mate.

Tough: 'It's good, but with a week's notice and doing it in stage 4 restrictions, it's been a logistical nightmare,' he told the publication. Pictured: Britt Selwood

Tough: ‘It’s good, but with a week’s notice and doing it in stage 4 restrictions, it’s been a logistical nightmare,’ he told the publication. Pictured: Britt Selwood

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