Kochie’s flamboyant Christmas outfit divides the internet

Kochie got into the Christmas spirit, but not everyone loved his outfit. Source: Twitter.com/kochie_online

He’s one of Australia’s favourite TV presenters and David ‘Kochie’ Koch was the face of this year’s Carols in the Domain, which aired on Channel 7 last night.

Along with an array of other popular TV personalities, Kochie took to the stage to get into the Christmas spirit.

While viewers are used to seeing the 61-year-old in a traditional suit for his hosting gig on Sunrise, he opted for a rather flamboyant number for the carols.

Ditching the black suit, the father-of-four opted for a colourful jacket.

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The outrageous number featured a red and green floral pattern, which the star topped off with a bow tie.

He certainly stood out amongst his other hosts, including Mark Beretta, who opted for a white tux.

While an array of singers took to the stage to give their renditions of classic Christmas hits, it was Kochie’s outfit that gained a lot of social media attention.

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Some people were loving the host’s eye-catching number and praised him for being daring with his choice of outfit.

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One person wrote: “I actually like it Kochie … suits you.”

Another comment read: “You look good in it Koch. Happy holiday season to you and your family.”

A third fan said: “I absolutely love the jacket.

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However, not everyone was impressed.

One Facebook user wrote: “Sorry Kochie. Your jacket reminds me of Christmas wrapping papers.”

Another said: “Clearly money, or the resources of Channel 7, can’t buy good taste.”

A further comment added: “Piece of art? That jacket looks horrible. You’ve clearly made a mistake.”

Still, Kochie seemed thrilled with his jacket and boasted about it on social media, adding that he was happily supporting an Aussie business.

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“For those who are interested Joe Bananas Australia, whose jacket I’m wearing, is an Australian business which has been going for 30 years,” he wrote.

“It’s such a great success story in a really tough industry. Their secret is to be create and unique. Their clothes are like a piece of art.”

The Daily Mail reports that the jacket costs a cool $16,500.

What did you think of Kochie’s jacket? Would you wear something like this?