It’s clear Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon have been getting on swimmingly since teaming up as the new hosts of Channel Nine’s Today show.
With promos hinting at their playful working relationship, Karl has taken things a step further by sharing some hilarious, and slightly embarrassing, footage of his co-host Ally.
“This is what she is like”, Karl said during Tuesday morning’s episode, as he showed viewers off-air footage of Ally dancing at the news desk.
The clip of Ally’s early-morning shimmy was reportedly captured 15 minutes before the show started it’s broadcast at 5:30am.
“Just get it girl. Go get it,” he cheered, before adding, “Folks, what a co-host.”
Karl and Ally team up for Today
After intense speculation, it was confirmed in November that Karl Stefanovic would reclaim his role on Channel Nine’s Today show for 2020, alongside veteran journalist and former 60 Minutes reporter Allison Langdon.
Taking to Today’s Facebook page, fans were quick to share their reactions to the first promos that showed Karl and Ally as the new team, with varying reactions.
“I won’t be watching, sick of the constant changes,” one former fan wrote. “I haven't watched for months and months.”
“I won't expect nothing because I won't watch it. No offence Ally but I do not like Karl,” another wrote.
New line-up boosts Today’s ratings
However the brand new line-up, which debuted two days earlier than expected due to the bushfire crisis, has delivered the solid boost in ratings Nine had been waiting for.
TVBlackbox reported on January 8 Karl and Ally’s official debut scored a total of 226,000 a whopping 15 per cent climb from Deb Knight and Georgie Gardiner’s first episode which pulled just 197,000 in January 2019.
The breakfast program was still trailing its competitor Sunrise which has dominated ratings and continues to do so, pulling a total of 293,000, almost 70,000 viewers on Today.
The rating boost was no doubt welcome news to the program, which made a desperate bid for recovery, announcing a shake-up likened to a ‘bloodbath’ just before Christmas 2019.
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