Karl Stefanovic is set to make a major comeback to breakfast television in 2020.
The Nine Network confirmed on Saturday morning that the 45-year-old will be returning to co-host the Today Show alongside 60-minutes reporter Alison Langdon.
The pair will replace Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight, who have been hosting the show since January.
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The 45-year-old media larrikin says he could not be more excited to get back behind the Today desk.
“Going back to the Today Show is not something that I thought would come up again,” he confessed.
“I thought my time was up but then when I was sounded out about it, it got me thinking. It’s a big job with enormous pressures and I know only too well some of those pitfalls, but it is also without question the best live job in Australia.”
Stefanovic said that whilst he has loved his time on 60 Minutes, he has “missed the Today Show a lot.”
“The show and the audience make me feel alive. I’m up for the fight and I want to fight for our audience,” he said in the wake of reports the breakfast show has recently hit record low ratings.
Karl said he was looking forward to sharing the desk with Langdon, who he has worked alongside at 60 Minutes.
“Ally is her own confident, capable woman and I will be there to help her any step of the way but we are equals in this fight and I feel confident in our partnership,” said Stefanovic.
“We’re both good journalists and we both love a laugh.”
Darren Wick, Director of News at Nine, confirmed the remaining Today Show team members, including newsreader Tom Steinfort and entertainment reporters Richard Wilkins and Brooke Boney, will remain with Nine.
He said the full line up of Today in 2020 “will be announced in due course.”