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The Today Show's Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon are known for not being fans of Meghan Markle so when the Duchess of Sussex's new interview with Ellen Degeneres was released viewers probably assumed the pair would find a reason to make fun of her.
However, Karl threw a curveball by telling viewers he'd "come full circle" after seeing a "new side" of Meghan in the interview.
Nine's U.S. correspondent Alison Piotrowski was recapping Meghan's chat with Ellen where she spoke about her early acting career, family life and her friendship with Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
Karl said seemingly sincerely, "Oh, I look forward to seeing what else happens in that interview with Ellen coming up in the next hour.
"I've come full circle. I think this side of her is a very different side, it's a really great side. She's showing a bit more of herself and showing us a bit more of the relationship with Harry, and I think it's wonderful.
"I've come full, full circle on Meghan Markle."
Looking momentarily confused, Ally responded, "That is proper bollocks! That is a big fat lie what you just said."
Karl didn't attempt to continue the joke, replying, "Yeah."
Yesterday, the hosts made fun of Meghan for sharing a story from her days as a struggling actress.
"She spent a fair bit of time at the Warner Bros. studio, where the Ellen Show is recorded, and she said she used to show up there in an old Ford Explorer with a broken door," Today show U.S. correspondent Amelia Adams said.
They then played part of the interview where Meghan told Ellen, "So after auditions, I would park at the back of the parking lot and I would open the trunk and climb in and then pull it shut behind me and crawl over all my seats to get out. That's how I would come to and fro."
"Yeah, she's just keeping it real there... in a $4,000 Oscar De La Renta blouse," Amelia said dryly. "Safe to say she has moved up in the world since those days."
Karl loved the remark, saying, "Well done, Amelia, well done. A little sting in the tail there, I like that."
Meghan's story comes after she said she "grew up on the $4.99 salad bar at Sizzler" in a letter to US politicians asking them to vote for Joe Biden's plans for better maternity and paternity pay.
According to Daily Mail, royal experts questioned whether viewers would be impressed "by her account of how she had to struggle" when her estranged father Thomas Markle put her through private school and she now lives in a $14 million mansion in LA.
One critic told the publication, "She went to one of the most expensive schools in Los Angeles - but they couldn’t afford to spend more than $5 on a weekend dinner. I mean, during this time, Thomas was working on a hit TV show and had won an Emmy. WTH is she talking about?"
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