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Former co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson and Sylvia Jeffreys reunite at Logies

That’s awkward! Former co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson and Sylvia Jeffreys reunite on the red carpet at the Logie Awards after former Today show host QUIT the Channel Nine show after pay dispute

Before quitting her role as Today show host in 2017, Lisa Wilkinson appeared to be close with fellow work colleague, Sylvia Jeffreys.

And the pair looked genuinely pleased to see each other when they reunited on the red carpet at the 2019 Logie Awards on Sunday night.

The two women put on a tactile display as they chatted outside The Star on the Gold Coast, with Sylvia even placing a hand on Lisa’s arm.  

That’s awkward! Former co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson and Sylvia Jeffreys reunite on the red carpet at the Logie Awards after former Today show host QUIT the Channel Nine show after pay dispute 

At one point, the two women looked animated while in conversation as they shared a quick chat together on the red carpet. 

Despite at first having a look of surprise, Lisa then appeared to greet her former colleague Sylvia as an old friend.

Lisa and Sylvia then shared a laugh together, with them then joined by other media stars on the red carpet. 

Old friends: Lisa and Sylvia looked animated as they had a conversation on the red carpet, after The Sunday Project star's departure from the Today Show

Old friends: Lisa and Sylvia looked animated as they had a conversation on the red carpet, after The Sunday Project star’s departure from the Today Show

The Sunday Project star Lisa opted for a stunning maroon gown, which was embellished with intricate purple beading. 

The well-respected journalist dazzled in bespoke gown, which sat off-the-shoulder and had purple fringing detail at the top. 

Meanwhile, Sylvia Jeffreys, 33, looked glamorous in an animal-print maxi grown by Rebecca Vallance, which featured an elegant cut out at the back of it.

New paths: Lisa looked animated as she appeared to speak to Sylvia on the red carpet, with it one of their first reunions since they both left the Today Show

New paths: Lisa looked animated as she appeared to speak to Sylvia on the red carpet, with it one of their first reunions since they both left the Today Show 

Lisa left as the role of co-host of Channel Nine’s The Today Show back in October 2017, after a reported pay dispute with the network. 

An statement from the Nine Network said it was ‘unable to meet her expectations’ after she reportedly demanded equal pay with co-host Karl Stefanovic. 

Lisa then made her own follow-up announcement on Twitter: ‘I have some sad news. I’m sad to say that today was my last day on the Today show.’

Sharing a laugh: Sylvia and Lisa were seen laughing with each other as they ended their quick conversation on the red carpet

Sharing a laugh: Sylvia and Lisa were seen laughing with each other as they ended their quick conversation on the red carpet 

It was widely reported Lisa secured a multi-million dollar pay packet before the move to Channel Ten.  

Meanwhile, Sylvia also left the Today Show in less than stellar circumstances when it was revamped in favour of a new line-up.     

Sylvia ended her tenure alongside husband and former Weekend Today star Peter Stefanovic, and brother-in-law Karl Stefanovic.   

Speaking to Stellar magazine earlier this month, Sylvia called herself ‘collateral damage’ in the major network reshuffle.

The old days! Lisa (R) and Sylvia (L) were regularly spotted together while both working on the Today Show - with Lisa now on The Sunday Project and Sylvia on A Current Affair

The old days! Lisa (R) and Sylvia (L) were regularly spotted together while both working on the Today Show – with Lisa now on The Sunday Project and Sylvia on A Current Affair 

‘I didn’t see change on that scale coming… It was a lot to digest all at once,’ she candidly told the publication.

‘I don’t know on what basis those decisions were made, but whatever way you look at it, I was collateral,’ Sylvia added,

Admitting there is ‘speculation’ that Sylvia and Peter were damaged by the high-profile wedding, the star shrugged it off.  

‘[Karl and Jasmine] are beautiful people who love each other very much and that’s all I really care about.’ 

Acclaim: Lisa has been on The Project since early last year, with it reported her deal to move to the Network Ten worth an excess of two million dollars

Acclaim: Lisa has been on The Project since early last year, with it reported her deal to move to the Network Ten worth an excess of two million dollars

'I didn't see change on that scale coming... It was a lot to digest all at once,' Sylvia (pictured) said, after she and husband Peter Stefanovic left the Today Show amid a revamp

‘I didn’t see change on that scale coming… It was a lot to digest all at once,’ Sylvia (pictured) said, after she and husband Peter Stefanovic left the Today Show amid a revamp

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