‘I’m disappointed’: Axed Today show host Georgie Gardner breaks her silence on being replaced by former co-star Karl Stefanovic in shock return
Today show host Georgie Gardner has broken her silence on being replaced by Karl Stefanovic and his new co-host Allison Langdon.
Speaking to 9Now, the 49-year-old news presenter appeared shocked by the network’s decision to axe herself and co-host Deborah Knight to reinstate Karl.
‘I was consulted two weeks ago about the future direction of the Today Show and naturally I’m disappointed with the outcome,’ she said.
‘I’m disappointed’: Axed Today show host Georgie Gardner (right) breaks her silence on being replaced by former co-star Karl Stefanovic in shock return
Georgie replaced Karl’s co-host Lisa Wilkinson in early 2018, after working with the network for many years.
When Karl was axed by the program in December 2018, he was replaced by Deborah when it relaunched with a new-look panel in January 2019.
‘I have no regrets, even though the scrutiny and public discourse has been daunting and disproportionate. It’s also at times been cruel,’ Georgie told the publication.
Georgie (right) replaced Karl’s (left) co-host Lisa Wilkinson in early 2018, after working with network for many years
Karl’s return to the breakfast show comes after the program’s ratings plunged while being hosted by Georgie and Deborah.
Last week, the struggling show pulled in it’s lowest ratings ever, plunging to a paltry 155,000 viewers.
The ratings had ‘been the nail in the coffin for the current crew,’ The Daily Telegraph reported.
Darren Wick, Nine’s director of news, admitted having the all-female presenting team was a mistake.
‘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 in a statement.
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