Channel Nine confirmed Karl Stefanovic’s return to the Today show in 2020 earlier this month.
And on Monday, the 45-year-old appeared in high spirits as he returned from a five-day stay at Hayman Island, with wife Jasmine Yarbrough.
The TV host dressed casually in a black T-shirt, light blue shorts and black slip-on shoes, as he made his way through Sydney Airport.
Celebratory mood: Karl Stefanovic, 45, and wife Jasmine returned from a luxurious five-day stay at Hayman Island on Monday, after he announced his return to the Today show
Karl added a navy souvenir cap, a silver watch, a number of matching bracelets and his wedding band.
The ex-husband of former ABC journalist Cassandra Thorburn slung a leather weekender bag over one shoulder, and proceeded down to the luggage carousel.
Following close behind was Jasmine, who showed off her her slim figure in a white T-shirt, light blue shorts and black sandals.
Relaxed: Karl and Jasmine, 35, appeared in high spirits as they made their way through Sydney Airport
Airport attire: The TV host dressed casually in a black T-shirt, light blue jeans, black slip-on shoes and a navy souvenir cap
Luggage: The father-of-three slung a leather weekender bag over one shoulder
The 35-year-old carried a few essential items in a canvas souvenir tote, and the rest in a $3,960 AUD Christian Dior book bag.
Jasmine’s blonde locks were swept into an effortless topknot, and she appeared to go without makeup.
Earlier this month, Channel Nine made the shock announcement that Karl would be returning to the Today show in 2020, alongside new co-host Allison Langdon.
Effortlessly chic: Shoe designer Jasmine also dressed casually in a white T-shirt, blue shorts and black sandals
Animated: Karl appeared in a particularly jovial mood as he made his way down an escalator
Accessories: Karl added a silver watch, matching bracelets and his wedding band to the look
Karl shared his delight at returning to the struggling breakfast program, admitting he didn’t think he’d be able to go back after his shock axing last year.
‘I thought my time was up,’ he said in a statement released by Nine this month.
He said he ‘loved’ his time with the 60 Minutes team but missed using his skills for a live show format.
Karl shared a laugh with Channel Nine colleague Cameron Williams (far left)
Winners are grinners: The sighting comes shortly after Channel Nine announced Karl’s return to the Today show
New line-up: Karl and Allison Langdon will replace Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner in 2020
‘It’s a big job with enormous pressures and I know only too well some of those pitfalls, but it is also without question the best live job in Australia,’ he said.
‘The [Today] show and the audience make me feel alive. I’m up for the fight and I want to fight for our audience,’ Karl added.
Karl will front the show with new co-host Allison, with the pair replacing Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight.
Delighted: Karl recently shared his delight at returning to the struggling breakfast program, admitting he didn’t think he’d be able to go back after his shock axing last year
Honour: ‘It is without question the best live job in Australia,’ he said in a statement released by Nine
The ratings for the Today show plunged without Karl, with many viewers complaining that the more serious Georgie and Deborah weren’t the right fit for morning TV.
Darren Wick, Nine’s director of news, admitted having the all-female presenting team was a mistake, as evidenced by ratings which had plunged to record lows.
‘We took a bold decision to try something new with two women hosting the Today show this year and regrettably that has not worked for the audience,’ he said.
Hindsight: Darren Wick, Nine’s director of news, admitted having the all-female presenting team was a mistake, as evidenced by ratings which had plunged to record lows