1. A woman won $160k from the ‘I wake up with’ TODAY competition and people are bloody furious, mate.
Look, it's been a tough few weeks of stuff ups for The Today Show. After cutting Lisa Wilkinson from the morning show desk (whoops), Channel Nine have again infuriated viewers over money.
WARNING: If you're that person who enters every competition on God's earth but never wins, what we're about to say will infuriate you.
During Friday morning's Mega Cash Giveaway jackpot, which was up to an eye-watering $160,000, Karl Stefanovic and friends appeared to award the cash to one lucky Victorian woman. The only problem - viewers reckoned she didn't say the obligatory 'I wake up with Today'. Nope, they reckon she said "I wake up with G'day".
You can't make this stuff up.
Social media promptly called the show out on the mistake - one viewer even suggested the money should be split between everyone who entered.
However, Today maintains they did nothing wrong, chalking the whole thing up to an "audio delay".
“For those asking, Pauline successfully answered the phone with the words ‘I wake up with Today’, despite the audio briefly cutting out on-air from our outside broadcast in Melbourne,” some lucky social media producer posted to the show's Facebook page.
Sure she did, Today. Sure she did.