Dr Mumbo

Why Karl Stefanovic was fired, according to Tom Gleeson

Why was Karl Stefanovic let go from Nine’s the Today Show? On-set tensions? Declining ratings? A PR crisis with his personal brand? Declining love and adoration from that key advertising demographic: grocery buyer with child?

Dr Mumbo may never know for sure, but thankfully, Tom Gleeson has taken to the stage at the 61st TV Week Logie Awards to explain what really went down.

Gleeson gave away the first award of the night, noting he’d only been given the presenting honour because Nine had “run out of stars”.

“New rule in breakfast TV – if you’re too entertaining, they fire you,” he said in reference to Stefanovic.

“What I’m trying to say is David Koch, your job is safe,” he told the Sunrise presenter.

Gleeson apologising for wrecking the Logies

Gleeson also joked it would be the last ever TV Week Logie Awards due to his cynical campaign to win the Gold.

“I’ve wrecked it and I’m so so sorry,” he said in a tone which to Dr Mumbo indicated he wasn’t sorry at all.

Now we wait to see if he really has wrecked it, and what he would do with the honour.


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