Karl Stefanovic left “in shock” during triumphant TV comeback

Karl Stefanovic left “in shock” during triumphant TV comeback

Karl Stefanovic was left in “shock and awe” during his TV comeback on Monday night.

The former host of the Today show returned to the small screen after being axed from the program in December last year, with his new show This Time Next Year.

Stefanovic was left stunned after seeing the transformation of his two guests, mother-and-daughter duo Brenda, 56, and Amelia, 16, who pledged to lose 100kg together.

Brenda, who originally weighed 166kg aimed to lose close to 70kg over 12 months with Amelia hoping to shed 35kg.

“I’m teaching my daughter the wrong thing to do, to eat the wrong foods and not to be healthy,” Brenda told Stefanovic. “I don’t want her to be me.”

The desperate mother was forced to rule out surgery after a stomach stapling operation left her with permanent scars, which meant the only way she could lose the weight was through diet and exercise.

And when their efforts were revealed, Stefanovic couldn’t believe his eyes.

“I am in absolute shock and awe! Damn girl, you fine!” he said as the pair walked out on set.

Despite not reaching their goal of 100kg, Brenda ended up shedding 53kg and Amelia lost 23 – making it a total of 76kg.

“Three-quarters of the way there, I call that a massive win!” said Stefanovic. “That is an astounding amount of weight.”

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The two sat down with the 45-year-old to tell him about their weight loss journey, revealing that they went to the gym six days a week and ate a clean diet.

Brenda also spoke candidly about the benefits of her weight loss, saying, “I can see my cha-cha,” while pointing to her groin.

Jokingly, Stefanovic then turned to the audience and said, “What she actually said then was, ‘I can do the cha-cha’,” but Brenda was having none of it.

“No I didn’t,” she said. “I said I can actually see my cha-cha. It’s been a while!”

The eight-part series continues next Monday night at 8:40 pm on Nine.