Today host Karl Stefanovic’s ARIAs dig at Brooke Boney: 'Struggler'

"That album best describes how Brooke is this morning."

Karl Stefanovic has taken a cheeky swipe at Today co-host Brooke Boney after her big night hosting the 2023 ARIA Awards.

The biggest night for Australian music was hosted at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday, co-hosted by Brooke and comedian Tommy Little.

The Today Show's Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo
The Today Show's Karl Stefanovic poked fun at Brooke Boney after her late night at the ARIAs. Photo: Nine

While mentioning Genesis Owusu’s Struggler won Album Of The Year on the morning show on Thursday, Stefanovic couldn’t help but take a dig at his colleague who was noticeably absent from work.

“Brooke Boney will tell us more about what went down at the event later this morning,” he said. “Or will she? That album best describes how Brooke is this morning. The struggler.”


The 36-year-old newsreader turned heads at the awards ceremony on Wednesday night by wearing a white gown with a plunging neckline.

She said the dress was a homage to Kylie Minogue’s 2002 red carpet look in the same shade of white and deep neckline, though hers was covered in diamontes.

Australia’s pop princess took home her first ARIA Award in more than 20 years, with her dance track 'Padam Padam' winning Best Pop Release.

Brooke Boney at the ARIAs
Brooke hosted the ARIA Awards on Wednesday night. Photo: Getty

Looking bright and bushy-tailed, Brooke joined the show at 7am but said she “can’t promise any huge performances” as she was “a little bit tired”.


When poked by Karl to share what happened at the after-party and praising her for being a “little party animal”, the presenter said she would “never tell”.

With NCA Newswire.

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