Karl Stefanovic's big TV comeback after Today axing

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

After being axed from the Today show at the end of last year, Karl Stefanovic is preparing to make his television comeback.

The presenter, who is still signed with Channel Nine, will be filming his new show This Time Next Year later this month, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The show, which is being filmed at Sydney’s Fox Studios, will see 44-year-old Karl interview Australians who made goals to change their lives over the course of 12 months.

After his Today axing, Karl Stefanovic is set to make his comeback later this month. Source: Getty

The filming will mark Karl’s first return to the network after marrying Jasmine Yarbrough and soon afterwards, being cut from Today after 13 years of hosting the breakfast show.

In December last year, the long-time presenter – along with brother Peter Stefanovic and his wife Sylvia Jeffreys – was pulled from the breakfast show’s lineup in order to make way for a “new focus” in 2019.

Richard Wilkins, the show’s veteran entertainment reporter, also took a step back from his role on Today as a part of the shakeup – instead he is now joining Sonia Kruger on Today Extra on Thursdays and Fridays.

The freshly polished, new-look Today show kicked off in mid-January with Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight taking centre stage alongside newsreader Tom Steinfort, sports reporter Tony Jones and entertainment reporter Brooke Boney.

However, the changes reportedly haven’t paid off, with The Daily Telegraph previously claiming the Nine breakfast show had experienced its “lowest ratings in 10 years”, during their premiere week in January.

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