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“I shed a tear or two”: Karl Stefanovic discusses his highly anticipated return to TV

“I shed a tear or two”: Karl Stefanovic discusses his highly anticipated return to TV

Karl Stefanovic fans can celebrate as the star will be returning to the small screen from Monday, August 12, as he hosts This Time Next Year for the second time.

The inspiring show sheds light on the challenges faced by everyday Australians and how they plan on changing their lives “this time next year”. Whether it’s overcoming a setback or finding love, the nature of the show means it takes over a year to film with viewers at home going on a journey with them.

Stefanovic – who like everyone else, only knows their fate the moment they walk back in a year later – says it’s hard not to get emotional.

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“I’m really proud and excited to be hosting series two of This Time Next Year,” he said. “I’ve met some truly inspiring Australians who will warm the hearts of viewers by pledging to reach huge personal goals in just one year.”

He also gave an insight into what people can expect this season.

“We have a whole new group of contributors as diverse as a 101-year-old woman who wants to learn to fly, a wheelchair-bound mum who dreams of running in the backyard with her five-year-old son, and a woman who wants to medically transition to being a man,” he said.

This Time Next Year is an absolute joy to work on, and I’m not going to lie, I shed a tear or two.”

This Time Next Year premieres Monday, August 12 at 8:40 pm on Nine.