Karl Stefanovic and his brother Peter have issued a public apology to their Channel Nine colleagues, after details of their conversation in an Uber were leaked by the driver to be published in New Idea.
Karl was recorded speaking to his brother on speakerphone, in which he discussed the new Today co-host Georgie Gardner, as well as other Nine presenters, executives, and even Richard Wilkins.
New Idea reportedly paid around $50,000 for the story, with the driver saying he was able to “recall” details of the conversation.
Karl Stefanovic has since stated to the Sunday Telegraph:
“We talk a hundred times a day and hardly ever about work … But we did, and the conversation was recorded. And we are sorry. I was angry with myself at first that I could be so stupid.”
Peter has also stated:
“I did a silly thing and feel awful for any embarrassment I’ve brought to my (Channel 9) colleagues, who I deeply respect.”