Thu, 7 Mar, 2019
Lisa Wilkinson’s subtle but obvious dig at Karl Stefanovic
Lisa Wilkinson took to social media to make a not-so-subtle dig at her former Today co-host, Karl Stefanovic.
Wilkinson referenced her old colleague's infamous post-Logies “drunk” broadcast, joking that the best way to win a Gold Logie is to get tipsy and make a fool of yourself on national television.
Stefanovic received the esteemed award in 2011 – two years after his drunken escapade, where he appeared on the breakfast show still intoxicated from the Logies the night before.
While slurring his words, the 44-year-old gushed about Wilkinson’s appearance, telling her how pretty she looked the evening before.
The 57-year-old tried to keep the program running smoothly, but it seemed Stefanovic received little to no discourse over the train wreck episode.
“You're missing the point, the lot of you,” she tweeted. “If you really want the Gold, just drink A LOT, then come on air with me, tell me how beautiful I am, and I’ll nurse you through it all.
“It’s worked before. #LogieTwitterWar.”
You’re missing the point, the lot of you. If you really want the Gold, just drink ALOT, then come on air with me, tell me how beautiful I am, and I’ll nurse you through it all. It’s worked before. #LogieTwitterWar
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) March 6, 2019
While The Project star did not mention Stefanovic by name, the details tweeted are identical to what occurred on the disastrous episode of Today which aired on May 4th, 2009.
Her co-host, Peter Helliar chimed in on the Twitter conversation, asking if she was referring to his performance on their show, but the joke did not seem to beat Wilkinson’s.
This isn’t the first time Lisa has brought up Stefanovic’s drunk ordeal on TV, as she referenced it on The Project in May 2018.
At the time, a clip of Peter Stefanovic, Karl’s younger brother, getting tongue tied on Weekend Today was aired during a segment on the show.
While watching, panellist Tommy Little asked: “Drunk or not drunk?”
“I can usually recognise a drunk Stefanovic,” Lisa cheekily replied, laughing.
“I’ve got years and years of practice.”
It took Stefanovic five years to admit to being inebriated during the 2009 post-Logies episode.
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“It wasn’t any different to any other year — we all get smashed at the Logies and go to work the next day; we’d done it for years and years,” he admitted in 2014 during the broadcast.
“But this was the first Logies when stuff really started working on the internet.
“I remember seeing it on Today Tonight and going, ‘Oh, God.’ I really was drunk, or at least I certainly looked and sounded drunk.”
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