Georgie Gardner Calls Karl Stefanovic 'Pathetic’ After Hurtful Comments

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Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

18 March 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Over the weekend, Karl Stefanovic and his brother Peter issued a public apology for their phone conversation which was overheard by Karl’s Uber driver. 

Since then, the details of the conversation have been leaked and he has had a very awkward on-air exchange with co-host Georgie Gardner, who was the subject of one of the conversations. 

Off the back of saying that Georgie “needs to step up” during his conversation.

The driver told New Idea, "He said she didn’t have enough opinions and he wanted her to step up.

“He actually sounded angry and said he was going to start pushing hard and that she needed to do that if she wanted to stay on the show.”


This morning, Georgie labelled Karl as “pathetic”, in what seems to be a way of commented on his remarks about her. 

Karl joked about one of the entertainment segments they aired about a UK sausage dog parade, saying he couldn’t watch it due to being “savaged by a sausage dog as a child.”

Newsreader Deborah Knight pushed him to “face his fears,” to which Georgie said, “Well, that’s right. That’s coming up, don’t you worry about that.”

Karl joked about his fear of the dogs and noted Georgie’s voice as having “a little sarcasm” in it. 

Georgie then replied, “Well, it’s probably about now I should call you pathetic.”


Karl chuckled uncomfortably, leaving everyone to assume the comment was double-edged. 

AWKWARD? You can say that again. 


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