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BREAKING: Karl Stefanovic to leave Today show

BREAKING: Karl Stefanovic to leave Today show

Breakfast show host and television personality Karl Stefanovic has exited the Today show.

In an announcement made by Nine Network, the new format and replacement host will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Having hosted the show for the last 14 years, Stefanovic was popular amongst viewers until recent times where his personal life has come under fire.

Last year, Stefanovic and his co-host Lisa Wilkinson were embroiled in controversy after Wilkinson exposed Channel Nine for paying Stefanovic a significantly higher salary than her, even though they both held the same position.

Wilkinson announced her resignation shortly after and switched to Channel Ten instead.

NINE STATEMENT

From Darren Wick, Director of News and Current Affairs:

“Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today show. Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host This Time Next Year, which records in February.

“For over 14 years Karl has been at the centre of the Today show bringing his unique personality and perspective to the day’s news and current affairs.

“An announcement on the new line up and format of the Today show will be made in the coming weeks.”

Karl Stefanovic said:

“For the last 14 years I’ve co-hosted the best show on television. I can’t thank Nine enough for the opportunity. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be good enough to host this grand show for so long.

“Thanks to our viewers mostly, you are what matters most. It’s been a tough time. Thanks for hanging in there. I look forward to seeing you in another capacity at this great Network soon.”