Piers Morgan’s ‘new role’ puts Karl Stefanovic out

Feb 25, 2022
Here comes trouble! Outspoken British commentator Piers Morgan riled up Karl Stefanovic on Friday by taking his seat on 'Today'. Source: Getty

Today Show viewers were caught off guard this morning, February 25, when discovering fan favourite Karl Stefanovic had been ousted from his seat with outspoken British commentator Piers Morgan taking his place on the news desk alongside co-anchor Allison Langdon.

Piers’s guest-hosting appearance was not announced beforehand, he simply showed up on air at 7.35am after the live weather cross with Tim Davies. 

A confused Karl Stefanovic was left red-faced after being told the UK television personality would be “replacing him” on the popular breakfast show. 

He proceeded to gently mock his pal Stefanovic, who was pretending to sulk on the couch a few metres away from the desk.

 

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“The good news for Ally is that she’s finally got someone next to her who is handsome, younger, better accent and a proven track record of smashing ratings records on breakfast television,” said a grinning Piers.

“You look happier. You look like you’ve come alive!” he said to Langdon, who replied: “I didn’t know what joy was for the last two years.”

In an interview with DailyMail Australia in February 2021, Stefanovic did admit to wanting to be more like Morgan, who was then making waves as the host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain. 

“I think Piers Morgan is a great broadcaster,” he said.

“I do greatly admire his spunk and I think that if I had the energy maybe I’d try and be a bit more like him.”

 

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Morgan is NewsCorp’s latest multi-million dollar signing and vowed to continue his war on “cancel culture” on his new television show, which will be broadcast on Sky News in Australia and Fox in the United States of America.

His appearance on the Today Show comes after the former Good Morning Britain host reignited his feud with Meghan Markle, daring the Duchess to be his special guest on his new talk show. 

“Fundamentally, what I want the show to do is be a platform for free speech and debate. And the right for people to come on and have their own opinion without being shamed and cancelled – because that’s the way back for society,” he told Sky News.

Morgan’s other notable works include several documentary series’ including Killer Women and Confessions of A Serial Killer with Piers Morgan.

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