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Claims axed Today show host Karl Stefanovic had a ‘good relationship’ with co-star Georgie Gardener

Pals after all? Claims that axed Today show host Karl Stefanovic had a ‘good relationship’ with co-star Georgie Gardner despite slamming her during the Ubergate scandal

They were believed to have fallen out after the Ubergate scandal. 

But now a report claims that that axed Today show host Karl Stefanovic, 44, had a ‘good relationship’ with co-star Georgie Gardner, 48.

The Sydney Morning Herald quotes David Wick, the head of news and current affairs at Nine, says the pair got along well. 

Pals after all? Claims that axed Today show host Karl Stefanovic (left) had a ‘good relationship’ with co-star Georgie Gardner (right) despite slamming her during the Ubergate scandal

‘Despite the Ubergate stuff, Karl and Georgie did develop a good working relationship,’ David Wick told the publication.  

There have long been claims of animosity between the two presenters, which reached an apex when the so-called ‘Ubergate’ scandal made headlines in March.

It refers to an incident in which Peter Stefanovic had his brother Karl on speakerphone during a phone call in the back of an Uber car. 

The siblings were overhead having an animated discussion about their colleagues.  

During the call, Karl was ‘overheard’ by an Uber driver complaining about Georgie and other colleagues. 

Mates? The Sydney Morning Herald quotes David Wick, the head of news and current affairs at Nine, says the pair got along well

Mates? The Sydney Morning Herald quotes David Wick, the head of news and current affairs at Nine, says the pair got along well

The details of his private conversation were leaked to New Idea.

According to the magazine, Karl had criticised his female co-anchor for ‘sitting on the fence’ and not having enough opinions.

When New Idea hit newsstands on Monday 19 March, Georgie branded Karl ‘pathetic’ on air, supposedly referring to his phobia of dachshunds. 

All fine? 'Despite the Ubergate stuff, Karl and Georgie did develop a good working relationship' David Wick told the publication

All fine? ‘Despite the Ubergate stuff, Karl and Georgie did develop a good working relationship’ David Wick told the publication

However, it viewers believed that it was the scandal that she was really referring to. at the time.   

Georgie posted a warm tribute to Instagram after her Today co-host Karl was axed from the show on Wednesday. 

Sharing a shot of the pair laughing, the ceteran journalist said that Karl had taught her ‘plenty’ during their time as co-hosts. 

No tension? There have long been claims of animosity between the two presenters, which reached an apex when the so-called 'Ubergate' scandal made headlines in March

No tension? There have long been claims of animosity between the two presenters, which reached an apex when the so-called ‘Ubergate’ scandal made headlines in March

‘A very tough week, a challenging year,’ Georgie’s post began. 

‘Huge congratulations @karlstefanovic_ for a 14 yr (sic) tenure hosting one of TV’s most demanding gigs.’

‘You brought a new brand, straddling the serious stories along with endless laughs (see YouTube!) You taught me plenty, it was never boring. X,’ Georgie wrote, finishing her caption with a kiss.

Tribute: Georgie posted a warm tribute to Instagram after her Today co-host Karl was axed from the show on Wednesday. 'A very tough week, a challenging year,' Georgie's post began

Tribute: Georgie posted a warm tribute to Instagram after her Today co-host Karl was axed from the show on Wednesday. ‘A very tough week, a challenging year,’ Georgie’s post began

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