Since being sacked as the co-host of The Today Show in December of last year, Karl Stefanovic has been keeping a pretty low profile. However, after a decent TV hiatus, he's finally making a comeback.
Stefanovic just announced that he's returning to Channel Nine to host the second season of the hit show, This Time Next Year. In the first promotional trailer for Nine's 2019 TV lineup, Stefanovic makes a two-second appearance which, unfortunately, doesn't give much away as for what's to come this season.
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The second season of This Time Next Year was commissioned two months before Stefanovic's shock dismissal. After being replaced by breakfast program hosts Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight, there was no official announcement as to whether Stefanovic would retain his hosting gig. Despite remaining hopeful, fans were convinced he'd lost the gig after he was caught 'liking' a serious of scandalous Instagram comments which slammed Today Show producers for sacking him.
"I can't wait until [the Today show producers] realise it wasn't you that was the problem after all," read one comment he liked.
The two-time Gold Logie winner later denied accusations that it was him who liked those comments, arguing that his social media account had been hacked while he was on a fishing trip.
The unexpected hosting gig news comes days after former Today show host Sylvia Jeffreys broke her silence on leaving the breakfast show. Speaking to Stellar magazine, the 33-year-old discussed 'speculation' that she and husband Peter Stefanovic were damaged by Karl Stefanovic and wife Jasmine Yarbrough's high-profile wedding.
"[Karl and Jasmine] are beautiful people who love each other very much and that's all I really care about," she said.
Despite denying that their lavish wedding ceremony— which WHO had exclusive access to— had anything to do with her departure from Nine, Jeffreys did admit the sudden change was a shock to the system.
"I didn't see change on that scale coming... It was a lot to digest all at once," she told the publication. "I don't know on what basis those decisions were made, but whatever way you look at it, I was collateral."