Carrie Bickmore was mourning the death of her husband when she met her future executive producer boyfriend – ten years before he inadvertently found himself naked on work video calls on two separate occasions.

Chris Walker is one of three owners of production company Thinkative Television – which is responsible for popular ABC programs The Weekly, Hard Quiz, and Tomorrow Tonight.

Despite his catalogue of vocational achievements, the 40-year-old made headlines on Monday when it was revealed he unknowingly stripped off at the end of a production meeting – which he attended remotely, while holidaying in Europe.

Unbeknown to him, about nine confused colleagues were left to gawp at his naked body for up to two minutes.

And it’s not the first time it’s happened.

Bickmore revealed on her Carrie & Tommy radio show in November that her partner unknowingly exposed himself to journalists from around the world in the background of a Zoom call she was in for work.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Walker for comment.

Chris Walker and Carrie Bickmore (pictured together) have been together since 2012

Chris Walker and Carrie Bickmore (pictured together) have been together since 2012

They have two daughters, Evie and Adelaide. Mr Walker is also a stepdad to Bickmore's son, Oliver (pictured together)

They have two daughters, Evie and Adelaide. Mr Walker is also a stepdad to Bickmore’s son, Oliver (pictured together)

Their love story capture the hearts of Australians after they met on the set of The Project in 2012 – where Bickmore worked as an anchor, two years after her husband Greg Lange lost his battle with brain cancer.

Despite his terminal condition, they married in 2005 when Bickmore was just 25 and had a son, Oliver. She said having their son was the greatest thing they ever did together.

After Mr Lange died at 35, she continued his legacy by starting her own charity, Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer, which she announced during her Gold Logie acceptance speech in 2015.

Bickmore and Mr Walker fell in love while working together – he became a stepdad to Oliver, before they had two daughters – Evie in 2015, and Adelaide in 2018.

The presenter previously told TV Week that her partner has also suffered loss in his life.

‘He like many people understands loss and suffered his own loss in life and I think he just has a huge amount of compassion and he will always be incredibly supportive of me and for our family,’ she said. 

Bickmore's husband Greg Lange died when he was just 35, after a decade-long battle with brain cancer (pictured together)

Bickmore’s husband Greg Lange died when he was just 35, after a decade-long battle with brain cancer (pictured together)

Bickmore and Mr Lange had a son together, Oliver. Mr Lange is pictured with Oliver before he died in 2010

Bickmore and Mr Lange had a son together, Oliver. Mr Lange is pictured with Oliver before he died in 2010

Bickmore also joked and said Mr Walker would be happy to add to their family.

‘He’d have six kids if he had his way,’ she said.

‘He loves kids and loves watching them playing together.’

Mr Walker keeps himself busy producing The Weekly with Thinkative Television co-owner and presenter Charlie Pickering, but he previously told the Herald Sun that he misses his partner due to her busy schedule.

‘Carrie works so much [on The Project],’ he said.

‘Particularly at the start of the week I find myself missing her and the kids quite a lot.’

To spend more time together as a family, Bickmore and Mr Walker took their three kids to the UK for a school term in April.

In a lengthy Instagram post, she explained that they realised they needed to take a break during lockdown in Melbourne last year. 

‘We feel like this is our last chance to do something like this together before Ollie hits the pointy end of his schooling and no longer wants to hang out with us so … we are heading to the UK for a school term,’ she wrote.

Mr Walker (pictured) took off his clothes in front of up to nine people, with the incident lasting between 40 seconds and two minutes

Mr Walker (pictured) took off his clothes in front of up to nine people, with the incident lasting between 40 seconds and two minutes

The presenter said the break felt a little like long-service leave, having spent 13 years hosting The Project. 

Bickmore explained that she would be absent from TV screens for a few months, but  that she would still co-host the Hit network’s Carrie and Tommy Show each afternoon with Project colleague Tommy Little. 

The day before the naked incident, Bickmore announced she was nominated in the 2022 Logie awards in the category of most popular presenter.

A week earlier, Mr Walker was featured on her Instagram stories – on a train in Amsterdam with their youngest daughter, Adelaide.

According to the Herald Sun, the father-of-three wrongly thought he had logged off the Skype conference call on May 17, following a rehearsal for The Weekly. 

The ABC said in a statement Mr Walker was simply preparing to get into the shower when the faux pas took place.

The broadcaster said it was ‘aware of an unintentional incident’ and has offered counselling services to employees who witnessed the incident.

‘The ABC is in regular communication with the relevant team members and are in the process of developing strategies to ensure an incident of this nature does not occur again,’ the broadcaster said in a statement. 

Carrie Bickmore's producer partner Chris Walker 9pictured together) stripped naked in front of shocked ABC staff after he thought he had left a company Skype call

Carrie Bickmore’s producer partner Chris Walker 9pictured together) stripped naked in front of shocked ABC staff after he thought he had left a company Skype call

However, a television insider accused the public broadcaster of ‘trying to minimise this incident’.

‘Staff are shocked that there have been no consequences for his (Mr Walker) actions.’ 

Thinkative Television dismissed the incident as ‘unintentional’.

‘It was clearly unintentional and I know the ABC has checked in with their crew about it,’ a Thinkative spokesman said.

‘There are discussions ongoing about processes to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.’

The Skype faux pas was not the first time the hotshot producer found himself without clothes in front of his peers.

In November, Bickmore revealed on her Carrie & Tommy radio show that her partner unknowingly exposed himself to journalists from around the world in the background of a Zoom call she was in for work.

She explained she took the call late at night when a nude Chris burst into the room asking her to ‘keep it down’. 

The pair moved to the UK for a school term in April, with their three kids Adelaide, Evie and Oliver

The pair moved to the UK for a school term in April, with their three kids Adelaide, Evie and Oliver

‘I turn around to see perched against the door pantless, undie-less Chris. Porky piggy with his bits out. Standing there, like fully [half] asleep going, ‘What’s happening? Why is everyone screaming? What’s the noise all about?”‘ she recalled. 

Carrie initially assumed that no one could see Chris because he was standing outside the camera’s view. 

‘In my head I’m thinking, “They can just see me talking off camera to somebody”,’ she recalled.

However, when she looked at her computer, she realised that Chris was actually in the shot.

‘Full-frame in the corner [of the screen] was Chris with his meat and veg, just standing there for the entire world press to see,’ she laughed.

Carrie gasped and frantically swivelled the camera away from Chris.

However it was too late, as the blonde could hear several members of the Zoom call laughing – including her own producer.

Carrie said she and Chris later laughed about the incident for about 45 minutes.



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