Sonia Kruger wows race day crowd, while Sam Armytage opts for dots

Apr 20, 2021
Sonia Kruger and Sam Armytage stepped out for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day in Sydney at the weekend. Source: Getty

Sonia Kruger pulled out all the fashion stops on the weekend for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day in Sydney. The Dancing with the Stars co-host wowed the crowd in a fitted, electric-blue Alex Perry midi dress with statement tassel sleeves. The 55-year-old topped off the ensemble with clear heels, diamond rings and a sparkly blue headpiece that framed her blonde up-do.

Sonia Kruger dressed to impress at the annual race day. Source: Getty

Sam Armytage, 44, opted for a more relaxed vibe for the occasion, donning a dark purple and white polka-dot shirt dress, with brown accessories and gold earrings. The former Sunrise host wore her hair in a half-up, half-down style, complete with matching bow. She attended the event alongside her husband Richard Lavender, 61, with whom she tied the knot on New Year’s Eve.

Sam Armytage and her husband Richard Lavender were all smiles. Source: Getty

Sonia’s glamorous race-day outing comes as the 55-year-old, who’s about to host the new season of Big Brother, told TV Week she has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. “Mentally, I still feel the same way I felt when I was 25,” she told the news site. “That hasn’t really changed.”

However, the TV presenter did admit that some days, physically, can be a bit of a struggle. “When I’ve done a long day of shooting in high heels – after I’ve shot a big day of The Voice or a big opener or a grand finale of a show – sometimes the next day I feel like I’ve run a marathon and, physically, I’m a bit exhausted. But usually it only takes a day or two to recover,” she revealed. “Really, it’s the high heels. In my downtime, like right now, it’s all about Birkenstocks.”

The mother-of-one also opened up about her six-year-old daughter Maggie and whether she’d follow in her mum and dad’s footsteps in the future. “Maggie’s getting a pretty good education in [television] because [long-term partner] Craig [McPherson] works in news and public affairs [for Channel Seven], and I feel like she already understands a lot of television terminology,” she said. “I think she knows what a play-on and a play-off is, and what a voiceover means. It’s a cadetship via us.”


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