The sudden shutdown of QANTAS is bound to have an immediate impact on television plans, with stars and execs likely to have been caught up right around the country.
Get ready for a long list of guests and presenters to be replaced in programmes this week as a result.
Those who aren’t in Melbourne already for the Melbourne Cup may struggle to make it in time.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley have have to extend her Melbourne stay if she can’t make it back to Sydney. Big names for the Cup, some of whom have extra engagements including for The Project, may miss out. Will George Negus make it to the desk for Monday?
Sunrise is due to broadcast from Flemington on Tuesday -fortunately Jetstar is their sponsor.
US actors Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) and Colin Ferguson (Eureka) were flying to Melbourne from Sydney last night for a one-day fan convention today. Luckily for them they already had tickets booked on Virgin.
Industry heavyweights including Sigrid Thornton and film producer Gillian Armstrong are due to join a forum at Parliament House on Wednesday to discuss a government review of local content. Who knows who will make it (including the politicians)?
X Factor judges Ronan Keating and Mel B were in Melbourne yesterday for Derby Day -but due in Sydney tomorrow for another live show.
Production shoots will also have been thrown into disarray.
If it dares to drag into next week then there is a planned Prisoner reunion that will be hit.
And that’s just for starters…