Project star’s mum stuns viewers
Steve Price has been waiting to reunited with his mother Margo since February, and now, he's finally had that chance.
While appearing as a guest on The Project on Wednesday night, Price appeared happier than ever as he sat next to his mother in Adelaide.
We're pleased to announce Steve Price has finally reunited with his mother in South Australia, after 10 gruelling months apart. We caught up with the happy mother and son! pic.twitter.com/1k9bEOdrE3— The Project (@theprojecttv) December 9, 2020
"Well Steve, I'm pleased to report arrived at her home in Adelaide earlier today for their first face-to-face meeting since February and they both join us now. Steve, how good is it to see your mum?" asked host Waleed Aly.
"It is fantastic. It has been 289 days. I counted it out today. As I've said on the program a couple of times, I got very emotional about it," Price said.
"I can't say how old mum is, but she is north of 85. It got to the point during this, where like a lot of Australians, you sat there and thought 'Well, I can't go across the border. I can't go and see my own mother and I might not seen her again.' I got lost in the Adelaide Hills and we're here and happy."
Instantly, viewers were in absolute shock that Price's mother was "north of 85", commenting that she looked fantastic.
Steve’s mum looks so youthful! She could be his wife #TheProjectTV— Maddeson Heron (@maddekatie) December 9, 2020
Peter Helliar asked Margo what it was like when Price walked through her door.
"Well, I saw him pull up this morning and I had a little bit of a tear in the eye," she said. "It was just lovely to see him because I haven't seen any of my family for a year and Steve since February. So, it was just beautiful."
"Are you sick of him yet?" asked Helliar.
"Nearly! Not quite. Nearly," Margo laughed.
The panel also pointed out that Price had removed his moustache.
"Pricey, our viewers will have spotted it by now, where is the thing under your nose? Were you too scared of your mum's reaction?"
"The first thing she said when I walked in the door was 'Get that thing off your face'," Price reported. "It is well and truly gone."
It's a vast difference from November, when Steve Price gave viewers a heartbreaking update on his family situation during an episode of The Project, confessing his elderly mother has "gone downhill" since news broke of a new coronavirus cluster in South Australia, because she was so worried it would mean she spent Christmas alone.
Price previously opened up about the situation with his mother during Victoria's strict lockdown in August, saying he felt "gutted" that he "might never physically see her again".
Three months later, and as Victoria finally emerged from its own coronavirus crisis, South Australia was facing a fresh outbreak, with tough new restrictions and border closures quickly implemented.
"I've had to have a very difficult conversation again today," a downcast Price told his Project co-hosts during a previous episode.
"Yesterday I gave my mother a date. I said, I will be there on the 10th of December in the car to pick you up after not seeing you since February. She's 87, she can't fly in a plane, she can't drive herself. (And now) we may get shut-out again."
Host Carrie Bickmore encouraged Price not to give up hope, pointing out that full border closures may not be employed as South Australia worked to contain the spread of the outbreak: "You might be alright, Pricey," she told him.
But Price recounted more details of that morning's "difficult conversation" with his mother.
"She said this morning, 'OK, I'm just going to have Christmas Day on my own. I won't make the Christmas cake 'cos there'll be no-one here to eat it,'" he said.
"I'm not being overdramatic - I really felt this morning that she'd gone downhill badly because of this news. And imagine how many other South Australians are in that boat tonight? It's a bastard of a thing, this COVID."
Thankfully now, they can spend Christmas together.
Originally published as Project star's mum stuns viewers
@theprojecttv Steve’s mum could be his wife, can’t believe he had her in the grave. Looks great— coxy (@PlumpnRosy) December 9, 2020
@theprojecttv How is that young lady Steve Price's mum? She looks amazing 🙂— Linda-Jane (@LindaJa85817659) December 9, 2020
@theprojecttv That’s His Sister. ✨🗽🌪💃💫🌍🎬— Anthony Pritchard /Delaney (@Anthony51377778) December 9, 2020