Karl Stefanovic’s departure from the Today show puts Channel Nine in the precarious position of finding a replacement to lift the breakfast show from its ratings slump.
So could they decide now is the time to introduce an all-female line-up in an Australian breakfast TV first?
That’s just one of the options insiders are speculating Channel Nine is considering – if it hasn’t already made the decision and is just waiting for the right time to announce it.
Here are the men and women who might replace Karl Stefanovic in 2019:
Deborah Knight or Allison Langdon
Deborah Knight and Allison Langdon are both being considered to fill Karl’s spot alongside Georgie Gardner, The Australian reports.
This all-female format has proven successful for the US Today show, who replaced disgraced host Matt Lauer with Hoda Kotb earlier this year, who now hosts the show with Savannah Guthrie.
It’s thought that much of the audience Today needs to win back are women, and what better way to do that then with two working mums as co-hosts?