Karl Stefanovic, who has been co-host of the Today Show for the past 14 years, will not return in the New Year.
After months of pressure, Channel 9 has dumped Stefanovic from the struggling TV show.
“Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today show,” a statement from news director Darren Wick read.
“Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host (his other show) This Time Next Year.”
Stefanovic, who is currently on his honeymoon in the US after his wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough earlier this month, received a call with the news this morning.
“Thanks to our viewers mostly, you are what matters most,” Stefanovic said.
“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.”
An announcement about a revamped Today line-up and format is expected in the coming weeks.
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– Written by Lauren Yeates