It is the hottest talk in the Australian TV circle that Nine executives are formulating secret plans to poach Carrie Bickmore to co-host the Today program alongside former anchor Karl Stefanovic.
It is believed that the offer of 1.5 million annual contract is being considered by Carrie Bickmore, who is undoubtedly the golden girl of Australian television.
Karl & Carrie described as the network’s “ultimate dream team”, would replace current hosts Deb Knight and Georgie Gardner, as Today is since installing Gardner & Knight is recording its lowest ratings in 25 years of the show, consistently beaten by Sunrise in every major city.
“There’s no question something needs to be done and the attitude is ‘OK we need to go hard or go home’,” says an insider close to the deal.
Would you switch to Carrie + Karl?