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Karl Stefanovic ‘vows to write his own book’ if Lisa Wilkinson paints him as a villain in memoir

Karl Stefanovic’s revenge: Today host ‘vows to write his own tell-all book’ if Lisa Wilkinson paints him as a villain in her memoir


Lisa Wilkinson is set to release her autobiography, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This, in the coming weeks.

And the 61-year-old’s former Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic is reportedly very nervous about the contents of her book.

According to Woman’s Day, Karl, 47, has vowed to write his own tell-all book if Lisa paints him as a villain in her memoir.

Karl Stefanovic’s revenge: The Today host ‘vows to write his own tell-all book’ if former colleague Lisa Wilkinson paints him as a villain in her upcoming memoir

Karl has re-signed with his old manager Sharon Finnigan, who is said to be in talks to secure him a book deal.

‘Sharon and Karl are in talks with his former publisher Hachette who he worked with in 2014,’ an insider said.

‘He will go warts and all if Lisa’s book is as racy as everyone is expecting and he’s ready with a back-up plan, and with Sharon in his corner, he’s giving himself his best chance.’

New deal: According to Woman's Day, Karl has re-signed with his old manager Sharon Finnigan, who is said to be in talks to secure him a book deal. Pictured: Lisa Wilkinson

New deal: According to Woman’s Day, Karl has re-signed with his old manager Sharon Finnigan, who is said to be in talks to secure him a book deal. Pictured: Lisa Wilkinson

It comes after reports Lisa was ‘worried’ about how Karl might react to his portrayal in her upcoming autobiography, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This.

She has confided to friends that she’s ‘concerned’ about how Karl will view the memoir, with suggestions he may not like how he is depicted.

Lisa knows that Karl is a big part of the story and that he will be a drawcard for the book,’ one source told The Australian.

Concerns: It comes after reports Lisa was 'worried' about how Karl might react to his portrayal in her upcoming autobiography, It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This

Concerns: It comes after reports Lisa was ‘worried’ about how Karl might react to his portrayal in her upcoming autobiography, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This

‘She has also agonised over how he is portrayed, because he’s a complex character to get down in writing.’

Lisa apparently told friends the book had left her feeling ‘stressed’ and that she was worried about the media focusing on her chapters about Karl.

It is understood that ‘no juicy detail will be off limits’ in the Harper Collins autobiography, which will also reportedly include her marriage to Peter FitzSimons.

Juicy details: Lisa apparently told friends the book had left her feeling 'stressed' and that she was worried about the media focusing on her chapters about Karl, reports The Australian

Juicy details: Lisa apparently told friends the book had left her feeling ‘stressed’ and that she was worried about the media focusing on her chapters about Karl, reports The Australian

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