Today Show co-host Georgie Gardner has commented on Karl Stefanovic’s axing from the Nine morning show for the first time since the news broke on Wednesday.
The 48-year-old journalist worked alongside Stefanovic hosting the show for over a year, and as the Today Show newsreader in various capacities from 2006 to 2014.
Gardner posted a photo of herself and Stefanovic on Instagram to address her colleague’s reported firing.
“A very tough week, a challenging year. Huge congratulations @karlstefanovic_ for a 14 yr tenure hosting one of TV’s most demanding gigs,” she wrote.
“You brought a new brand, straddling the serious stories along with endless laughs (see YouTube!) You taught me plenty, it was never boring. X.”
Since stepping into the Today Show co-host seat left vacant by Lisa Wilkinson in late 2017, the working relationship between Gardner and Stefanovic has been visibly tense.