What reportedly sealed Karl Stefanovic's fate and led to his departure

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"You have to remember..."

It's happening already. 

Just one day after the announcement that one of Australia's favourite TV hosts is leaving Today, the sources come out with the goss.

Whether it's true or not, well that's something we will never know. 

The rumours of Karl Stefanovic's departure had be swirling for years and many times, the 44-year-old would slam the publications for even mentioning the idea.

In August, The Daily Telegraph reported the Today show had it’s worst ratings in 2018 in four years, and that Sunrise had beaten it out in most audience areas.

Nine's official statement reveals Stefanovic will still stay with the network:

“Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host (his other show) This Time Next Year, which records in February."

The Sydney Morning Herald reports a source has come out with the one act that tipped Channel Nine to make the decision.

A source told The Sydney Morning Herald that the “final straw” was Karl and Jasmine Yarbrough’s extravagant wedding in Mexico. 

Stefanovic's departure comes just after his marriage to Jasmine Yarbrough. 

"Nine looked at the coverage of Karl's wedding in horror."

The couple exchanged vows at the One&Only Chapel at Palmilla resort in El Cabos while surrounded by a massive bridal party of nearly 200 guests. 

A source says:

"Yachts and big overseas weddings don't translate to Today's audience.

"You have to remember it's aimed at white-bread suburban Australia."

Lisa Wilkinson made headlines when she shared an appreciation post for her former co-host. 

Image: Today


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Written By Christina Cavaleri