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Weekend Today host Peter Stefanovic’s bizarre interview

 Live breakfast television is a notoriously difficult beast to tame.

Just ask Weekend Today host Peter Stefanovic.

The 36-year-old left viewers cringing on Sunday morning after an awkward interview with an athlete saw him reference Olympian Matt Shirvington’s penis size. 

‘You’ve got a nice set of pins’: Weekend Today host Peter Stefanovic leaves viewers cringing after bizarre interview with male athlete sees him reference Olympian Matt Shirvington’s penis size

Peter and his co-host Allison Langdon were interviewing sprinter Trae Williams about his remarkable qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games 100m sprint. 

The 21-year-old ran an impressive time of 10.10 seconds – making him the fourth fastest Australian of all-time behind Patrick Johnson and Matt Shirvington.

During the chat the hosts also touched upon Trae’s nickname the ‘Quadzilla’ due to his large leg muscles. 

The humble sprinter revealed he worked hard to maintain his impressive muscles telling the hosts he squatted a whopping 525kg. 

And that’s when things took an awkward turn.

Commonwealth Games hope: Trae Williams ran an impressive time of 10.10 seconds - making him the fourth fastest Australian of all-time behind Patrick Johnson and Matt Shirvington

Commonwealth Games hope: Trae Williams ran an impressive time of 10.10 seconds - making him the fourth fastest Australian of all-time behind Patrick Johnson and Matt Shirvington

Commonwealth Games hope: Trae Williams ran an impressive time of 10.10 seconds – making him the fourth fastest Australian of all-time behind Patrick Johnson and Matt Shirvington

Strange line of questioning: After asking the cameraman to 'pan down' and give viewers a look at Trae's 'pins', Pete then decided to bring up former sprinter Matt Shirvington's physique

Strange line of questioning: After asking the cameraman to ‘pan down’ and give viewers a look at Trae’s ‘pins’, Pete then decided to bring up former sprinter Matt Shirvington’s physique

Awkward giggle: 'Now Trae, there were a lot of reasons why viewers liked looking at Matt Shirvington when he was running,' Peter began prompting a giggle from his co-host Allison

Awkward giggle: ‘Now Trae, there were a lot of reasons why viewers liked looking at Matt Shirvington when he was running,’ Peter began prompting a giggle from his co-host Allison

After asking the cameraman to ‘pan down’ and give viewers a look at Trae’s ‘pins’, Pete then decided to bring up former sprinter Matt Shirvington’s infamous runners bulge.

‘Now Trae, there were a lot of reasons why viewers liked looking at Matt Shirvington when he was running,’ Peter began prompting a giggle from his co-host Allison.

Hard-hitting: Peter asked the athlete if he thought 'people will be looking at you in certain ways now that you have a lot of attention drawn to your legs' 

Hard-hitting: Peter asked the athlete if he thought ‘people will be looking at you in certain ways now that you have a lot of attention drawn to your legs’ 

Not bothered: Guest Trae appeared to take the bizarre line of questioning in good humour. 

Not bothered: Guest Trae appeared to take the bizarre line of questioning in good humour. 

He continued: ‘There were certain things they were looking it. Do you think that people will be looking at you in certain ways now that you have a lot of attention drawn to your legs… I don’t know where I was going there.’

 Guest Trae appeared to take the bizarre line of questioning in good humour.

‘Not really,’ he said. ‘I’ve kind of looked like this for a while’.  

In the family Peter Stefanovic with his wife Sylvia Jefferies who is the newsreader for The Today show which is also co-hosted by Peter's brother, Karl Stefanovic

In the family Peter Stefanovic with his wife Sylvia Jefferies who is the newsreader for The Today show which is also co-hosted by Peter’s brother, Karl Stefanovic

 

 



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