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Seven has ‘no interest’ in hiring Peter Stefanovic after he was booted from Nine

EXCLUSIVE: That’s awkward! Channel Seven has ‘no interest’ in hiring Peter Stefanovic after he was booted from Nine and said he wanted ‘to explore new opportunities’

He was booted from Channel Nine on Tuesday, after working for the network for over a decade. 

And after saying that he wanted ‘to explore new opportunities,’ it seems that Peter Stefanovic, 37, shouldn’t bother trying to get a job at rival network Seven.  

An inside source at Seven told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the network are not keen on him joining the channel.

EXCLUSIVE: That’s awkward! Channel Seven has ‘no interest’ in hiring Peter Stefanovic after he was booted from Nine and said he wanted ‘to explore new opportunities’

‘Channel Seven has no interest in Peter,’ the source said. 

Rob McKnight meanwhile claimed on his website TV Blackbox this week, that Nine failed to renew Peter’s contract due to a ‘cost reduction’ strategy. 

Rob – who worked at the network between 2008 and 2013 – reported that Nine made a ‘costs-based decision’ after Peter, 37, reached the end of his contract.

Ouch: 'Channel Seven has no interest in Peter,' the source said (pictured are Sunrise stars Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr)

Ouch: ‘Channel Seven has no interest in Peter,’ the source said (pictured are Sunrise stars Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr)

Gone: Rob McKnight meanwhile claimed on his website TV Blackbox this week, that Nine failed to renew Peter's contract due to a 'cost reduction' strategy

Gone: Rob McKnight meanwhile claimed on his website TV Blackbox this week, that Nine failed to renew Peter’s contract due to a ‘cost reduction’ strategy

According to a statement released on Tuesday, however, the official reason for the Weekend Today host’s departure was that he ‘decided to explore new opportunities.’

The confirmation followed weeks of rumours – and repeated denials from Nine – that Peter was about the leave the network after 15 years.

A spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Peter has decided to explore new opportunities and is looking forward to spending weekends with his wife, Sylvia Jeffreys.’ 

Moving on: According to a statement released on Tuesday, however, the official reason for the Weekend Today host's departure was that he 'decided to explore new opportunities' (pictured with wife Sylvia Jeffreys)

Moving on: According to a statement released on Tuesday, however, the official reason for the Weekend Today host’s departure was that he ‘decided to explore new opportunities’ (pictured with wife Sylvia Jeffreys)

A Stefanovic shake-up! Peter's brother Karl (pictured) was also dumped from Today on Wednesday after being the subject of speculation he could be 'axed' from the Today show in 2019, following two years of declining ratings

A Stefanovic shake-up! Peter’s brother Karl (pictured) was also dumped from Today on Wednesday after being the subject of speculation he could be ‘axed’ from the Today show in 2019, following two years of declining ratings

‘He has been a respected member of the Nine News team and Weekend Today, and we wish him all the best for the future.’

Peter added that it had been a ‘privilege’ to work at Channel Nine for over a decade.

Channel Nine declined to comment on Rob McKnight’s claims on Wednesday.

Peter’s brother Karl was also dumped from Today on Wednesday after being the subject of speculation he could be ‘axed’ from the Today show in 2019, following two years of declining ratings.

In March, Peter and Karl were embroiled in the Ubergate scandal after their private phone conversation in a taxi was leaked to New Idea magazine. 

Controversial: In March, Peter and Karl were embroiled in the Ubergate scandal after their private phone conversation in a taxi was leaked to New Idea magazine

Controversial: In March, Peter and Karl were embroiled in the Ubergate scandal after their private phone conversation in a taxi was leaked to New Idea magazine

 

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