Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight have addressed the “scrutiny” of their first week debuting the Today show’s new format.
The co-hosts spoke of the “tricky” transition, and also the negative comments they’d received while chatting to Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson on KIIS FM on Tuesday.
Deb replaced Karl Stefanovic, who departed the show shortly after his wedding last month, and suspected Australians were still getting used to the concept of two women hosting.
“It’s a new format for the Australian market, so it’s new and it’s been getting a lot of attention. But it’s the best people for the job, regardless of your gender,” she said.
“We play to our strengths — we’re both very different people and we’re finding our banter as a duo… but it’s exciting.”