Ah, television. When the life and times of its brightest stars off-screen is better than anything a bit of lights, camera and action can concoct.
In case you missed it, this week Karl Stefanovic unwittingly found himself the centre of an unfortunate bitch-and-moan controversy, after an Uber driver claimed to have recorded the TV star whinging to his brother Peter about high-profile colleagues at Channel 9.
It is known as – I think by its technical name at least – what you’d call a royal fluster-cuck.
Fairfax reports the conversation between the brothers touched on the lack of “on air” chemistry between Karl and his new co-host Georgie Gardner, with the TODAY host revealing he has struggled to emulate the working relationship he once had with Lisa Wilkinson.
Meanwhile, News Corp report the brothers also mentioned Nine News and Current Affairs boss Darren Wick, executive producer of TODAY Mark Calvert and executive producer of 60 Minutes Kirsty Thomson in the conversations. Oh, and Richard Wilkins, too, which just about covers everyone. (Eh, at least they’re consistent.)