Kyle Sandilands took a brutal swipe at Peter Stefanovic on Thursday morning.
During a no-holds-barred interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the shock jock blamed Peter for the mass sackings at the Today show in December.
‘I still to this day think it’s terrible that they wiped out the entire news team at the Today show because of you,’ said Kyle, as Peter squirmed.
Kyle Sandilands (pictured) took a brutal swipe at Peter Stefanovic over the Today show’s mass sacking last year on Wednesday, saying ‘They wiped out the entire news team because of you’
Kyle was insinuating that Peter, his wife Sylvia Jeffreys and brother Karl Stefanovic lost their jobs because of the ‘Ubergate’ scandal in early 2018, which started when Peter was overheard making a rather indiscreet phone call in the back of an Uber.
‘You’re probably right,’ responded Peter, which prompted Kyle to ask: ‘You must have copped some s**t? Your brother went, your wife went, you, everyone.’
KIIS FM co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson added that ‘even Richard Wilkins went’ after he was bumped to Today Extra, with Kyle joking: ‘He was past his time anyway!’
Ouch: Kyle was insinuating that (L-R) Richard Wilkins, Peter, Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys all lost their jobs on the show because of the ‘Ubergate’ incident in 2018, which he started
Burn: Alongside Jackie O, Kyle continued: ‘You should have walked into the Channel Nine car park nude, while everyone lined up, throwing feces at you, yelling, “Shame, shame!”‘
Kyle continued: ‘You should have walked into the Channel Nine car park nude, while everyone lined up, throwing faeces at you, yelling, “Shame, shame!”‘
Peter replied: ‘Someone likened [the Today sackings] it to the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones. Don’t worry, I felt all that shame… thanks for that.’
Before moving on, Kyle joked about the fact Peter has since landed a job at Sky News while Sylvia and Karl have yet to return to breakfast television.
‘Here you are, you’ve landed on your feet over on Sky News. Not so much for your wife or your brother,’ said Kyle.
‘Someone likened it to the Red Wedding [massacre] from Game of Thrones. Don’t worry, I felt all that shame… thanks for that,’ responded Peter
Bumpy ride: Last year, former Weekend Today star Peter and news anchor Sylvia jumped in an Uber in March, and spoke to his older brother Karl on speaker-phone
Last year, former Weekend Today star Peter and news anchor Sylvia jumped in an Uber in March, and spoke to his older brother Karl on speaker-phone.
The driver’s ‘recollections’ of the conversation were splashed over two editions of New Idea in March and April.
It was widely reported the driver had recorded the conversation, although he denied that in his interview.
During the conversation, Peter complained about his role on Weekend Today and the Stefanovic brothers also criticised Nine staffers and executives.
‘I hate working news, I’m dying on the inside and it makes me feel horrible,’ the Uber driver allegedly overheard Peter telling his older brother.
Outspoken: During the conversation, Peter complained about his role on Weekend Today and the Stefanovic brothers also criticised Nine staffers and executives
Exposed: The Uber driver’s ‘recollections’ of the conversation were splashed over two editions of New Idea in March and April
‘The life is draining out of me. I’m so much better than this and can do so much more, it’s the worst four days each week and I should be doing more.’
His anchor brother Karl suggested he cheer himself up with a modest $60,000 pay rise – and unloaded on his co-star Georgie Gardner.
New Idea was told: ‘(Karl) said she didn’t have enough opinions and he wanted her to step up. He actually sounded angry’.
Nine months after the conversation was published, Nine announced that Peter was departing the station, with Karl’s 14-year stint on the Today show quickly ending.
News anchor Sylvia was ‘redeployed’ to A Current Affair, with entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins bumped from Today to Today Extra.
Bad timing: Nine months after their chat was published, Nine announced that Peter, Sylvia, Richard and Karl would be leaving Today – days after Karl married Jasmie Yarbrough (pictured)