While Nine has yet to comment on the news, The Australian reports that Stefanovic’s reinstatement to the Today show if he was prepared to accept a hefty reduction to his $2 million paycheque.
Last week, the Today show – currently fronted by Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight – suffered its lowest ratings ever, pulling in just 155,000 viewers.
Last week during a charity cricket match with Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa, Karl boldly joked that he was Nine’s “lucky charm.”
“When I messaged Karl to say thanks for being part of the team, he wrote back: ‘Haven’t lost one mate’,” Wippa said on-air.
“So mate, you’re the lucky charm?”
Stefanovic joked: “Well, that’s what I keep trying to tell Channel 9, that I’m the lucky charm. If they want to pad me up and send me in I’m ready to go in and we’ll have a win.”