Nine’s Stefanovic brothers offer ‘sincerest apologies’ for Uber rant about colleagues

Channel Nine hosts and brothers Peter and Karl Stefanovic have offered their “sincerest apologies” for a conversation an Uber driver allegedly overheard last week.

According to an article published in The Daily Telegraph, the brothers were overheard talking negatively about their co-workers Georgie Gardner, Mark Burrows and Richard Wilkins during a phone conversation which Peter Stefanovic put on speaker.

News outlets are speculating the conversation will appear in Seven West Media-owned New Idea this week, however the publication is claiming the article will be based on the Uber driver’s extraordinary memory, rather than an illegal recording.

“Pete and I were guilty of having a spray after a Sunday barbecue.

“The conversation was recorded. And we are so sorry. I was angry with myself at first that I could be so stupid. I’ll be taking cabs from now on.

“For the record. Georgie Gardner is killing it. She’s the best thing to happen to the show in years,” Karl Stefanovic said as reported by The Daily Telegraph.

Peter Stefanovic: “I did a silly thing and feel awful”

Peter Stefanovic added: “I did a silly thing and feel awful for any embarrassment I’ve brought to my colleagues, who I deeply respect.

“I have spoken directly to the people involved and have offered my sincerest apologies.

“I am now investing in a hands-free ear piece and I gave the driver a one-star rating – but only because you can’t give zero.”

A Nine spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph the duo’s apologies were accepted.

“Clearly it was schoolboy behaviour between brothers, but that’s no excuse.

“We appreciate their genuine apologies.”

An Uber spokesperson also told the publication: “Following receipt of the report, we immediately removed the driver’s access to the app so that we can properly investigate the complaint.

“The nature of this complaint is unacceptable to Uber and, if valid, would be a clear violation of our Community Guidelines.”


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