Ben Fordham to leave The Today Show

THE TODAY Show sports presenter Ben Fordham will quit the show at the end of the year.

Fordham, who also hosts an afternoon radio talkshow on 2GB, cited a heavy workload as a reason for his decision.

“This is now the fourth and final year that I can work both ends of the day,” he said.


“(My wife) Jodie has been incredibly understanding with my work arrangement but I need to be realistic about what I can do and how long I can do it.”

Fordham will leave behind close mate and co-host Karl Stefanovic, with reporting “Australia’s greatest television bromance is officially over”.

Fordham today tweeted, “I’ve broken the news to @karlstefanovic and explained .. “it’s not you, it’s me..”.

The Australian reports Fordham has been asked to join the Nine Network’s weekly current affairs program 60 Minutes.

Will you miss Ben on Today? Who do you think should replace him?