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Karl Stefanovic ‘reveals what he REALLY thinks about his Today show bosses’

‘I can’t wait until the ratings drop even lower’: Karl Stefanovic reveals what he REALLY thinks about his Today show bosses – after being unceremoniously sacked on his honeymoon

Karl Stefanovic may have just revealed what he really thinks about his Channel Nine bosses after being unceremoniously sacked from the Today show last week. 

On Thursday, the 44-year-old ‘liked’ a very telling Instagram comment from a fan which suggested that it was a mistake by management to dump him.

The comment read: ‘There’s always three sides to a story, his, hers and somewhere in between… but it’s none of anyone else’s business anyway! I can’t wait until the ratings drop even lower and they realise it wasn’t you that was the problem after all.’

‘I can’t wait until the ratings drop even lower’: Karl Stefanovic may have just revealed what he really thinks about his Channel Nine bosses after being sacked from the Today show last week

The comment Karl chose to ‘like’ was notably different in tone to his public statement issued shortly after getting axed on December 19. 

‘I’m moving forward with a sense of excitement about what’s to come,’ he said.

In another statement, he praised Channel Nine for allowing him to host ‘the best show on television’ for 14 years. 

'It wasn't you that was the problem after all': On Thursday, the 44-year-old 'liked' a very telling Instagram comment from a fan which suggested it was a mistake by management to dump him

‘It wasn’t you that was the problem after all’: On Thursday, the 44-year-old ‘liked’ a very telling Instagram comment from a fan which suggested it was a mistake by management to dump him

'I'm moving forward with a sense of excitement about what's to come': The comment Karl chose to 'like' was notably different in tone to his public statement issued shortly after getting axed on December 19. Pictured with former Today co-host Georgie Gardner (right)

‘I’m moving forward with a sense of excitement about what’s to come’: The comment Karl chose to ‘like’ was notably different in tone to his public statement issued shortly after getting axed on December 19. Pictured with former Today co-host Georgie Gardner (right)

The fan’s comment was posted under a festive selfie of Karl, his new wife Jasmine Yarbrough and their dog Chance the Yapper.

Karl’s sacking came after his tumultuous personal life was blamed for the Today show’s dwindling ratings, which plunged to a 12-year low in September this year. 

According to market research by Nine, female viewers turned on the longtime host after he separated from his wife-of-21-years Cassandra Thorburn in mid-2016.

His subsequent relationship with shoe designer Jasmine, who is nine years his junior, is understood to have accelerated the ratings decline.

Not quite a Merry Christmas?  

Merry Christmas? The fan’s comment was posted under this festive selfie of Karl, his new wife Jasmine Yarbrough and their dog Chance the Yapper, which was posted on Boxing Day

Channel Nine CEO Hugh Marks publicly stated in September that he believed Karl’s personal life had negatively affected the program.  

‘Clearly, it’s been a tough and challenging year for Karl and Today,’ Hugh said.

‘No doubt the constant publicity surrounding issues with his personal life have had an impact on Karl, his colleagues and on the show. We can’t hide from that. And as a result we know there’s a lot of hard work to be done to win back the audience.’ 

Backlash: Karl's sacking came after his tumultuous personal life was blamed for the Today show's dwindling ratings, which plunged to a 12-year low in September this year. He is pictured with Jasmine on their wedding day in Mexico on December 8

Backlash: Karl’s sacking came after his tumultuous personal life was blamed for the Today show’s dwindling ratings, which plunged to a 12-year low in September this year. He is pictured with Jasmine on their wedding day in Mexico on December 8

Karl’s very telling Instagram ‘like’ comes 48 hours after he unleashed a tirade of abuse at a paparazzo at Gold Cost Airport on Christmas Day. 

‘Take your f**king camera and get out that f**king door, it’s f**king Christmas,’ Karl yelled in front of horrified onlookers, including children.

He then walked up to the photographer and raged: ‘It’s Christmas Day and you’re taking photos on Christmas Day.’

Outburst: Karl's very telling Instagram 'like' comes 48 hours after he unleashed a tirade of abuse at a paparazzo at Gold Cost Airport on Christmas Day

Outburst: Karl’s very telling Instagram ‘like’ comes 48 hours after he unleashed a tirade of abuse at a paparazzo at Gold Cost Airport on Christmas Day

He continued: ‘Why are you shaking? Have you got some disease, are you sick in the head? You got a s**t job? It’s Christmas Day. Go home!’ 

Meanwhile, Karl’s new wife Jasmine looked rather embarrassed by the whole scene as she waited for their luggage nearby.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Karl and Channel Nine for comment.  

Still smiling! Despite the controversy surrounding his career, Karl still managed to smile through Christmas dinner with Jasmine (bottom left) and his wife's family this week

Still smiling! Despite the controversy surrounding his career, Karl still managed to smile through Christmas dinner with Jasmine (bottom left) and his wife’s family this week

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