Just a day after Karl Stefanovic stormed the Today set for insults from co-host Allison Langdon, he found himself the butt of jokes.
The day after Karl Stefanovic stormed the set of The Today Show after receiving a jab from his co-host Allison Langdon about his age and weight, Langdon had stolen it himself.
During the entertainment event, Brooke Boney said she had a gift for Langdon and “perhaps a gift for all of us”, before reporting that Mariah Carey would be teaching singing lessons on the online education platform MasterClass.
“I don’t even understand what you’re suggesting, why do I need singing lessons?” Langdon said flatly.
Boney then suggested that the TV personality give viewers a demo of his “beautiful voice” which Langdon gladly did.
In a tone not up to superstar standards, he brings out “sweet, sweet fantasy baby” from Carey’s hit song Fantasy.
“You can’t hit that high note,” he added with a laugh, pointing at his co-host.
Boney added, sarcastically: “Actually I took it back, you don’t need it”.
Then Stefanovic who grimaced chimed in.
“From all of us here on Today, happy Easter,” he said, ending the banter.
On Wednesday, the 47-year-old veteran TV presenter was discussing the ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, in which Depp’s sister Christi Dembrowski testified on the first day that Heard called the actor “old and fat”. .
Stefanovic began, “To be called a fat old man is like…” before Langdon quipped, “You’re not old?” before mischievously adding, “Or fat!”.
But by then Stefanovic was out, emerging from the couch and screaming into the camera, “He’s such a disgrace! He’s chubby humiliating again, Australia. I’m going on a diet.”
Stefanovic was later filmed behind the scenes wrapping his arm around Nine Network’s head of publicity, Adrian Motte, where he said, “That’s disgusting, isn’t it?”
He added: “I really tried, my feelings hurt,” before he fully redeemed himself from the set.
Langdon, a flustered 42, defended himself after his partner’s outburst, saying: “I said it all! Old or fat! He is very sensitive, I just call him thin, handsome and young. That’s what I just said.”