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Gold Coast to host the Logies from 2018

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The Gold Coast will host the Logies for the next four years, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.

The holiday strip will become home to the awards from next year, with Star Casino to host the event.

"It is going to be fantastic. In fact, why don't we rename it the Goldies," she told Nine's Today program.

Ms Palaszczuk also chided host Karl Stefanovic over his threat to boycott the awards if they were shifted from Melbourne, which has long hosted the event.

"Come on Karl, you are a Queenslander deep down. I need you to come," she said.

"I am not one of these people, Premier, who floats with the breeze on this," Stefanovic responded.

Stefanovic repeated his criticism of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for witthdrawing taxpayer support for the event.

"Daniel Andrews had an absolute shock losing it, you must feel like you have picked up a coup," he said

Ms Palaszczuk said the Logies, coming on the heels of next year's Commonwealth Games, would help attract tourists to the Gold Coast.

"I think it is a great opportunity, it brings the tourism and the people and the glamour and the glitz. We know that the Gold Coast can put that on."

"I think it is a legacy as well after the Commonwealth Games that we can attract these big events."

© AAP 2017

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