Today show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon have reportedly been told to “shape up or ship out” as the show kicks off for 2022 and heads into ratings reason.
According to The Sunday Telegraph, the show’s executives plan to throw “everything but the kitchen sink” at the production in attempts to boost ratings.
Some big changes that are rumoured for the show this year include having Scherri-Lee Biggs take over as a weather presenter after impressing viewers and execs alike while working over the summer break.
Entertainment reporter Brooke Boney may also be moved to a roving reporter role. One insider shared it wasn’t all bad news, saying the show still had some wins last year. “Today has found its mojo,” the source told the publication.
“Even though they didn’t win overall last year, Today had a pretty successful 2021 and claimed wins on the east coast in some markets.
“They will definitely provide strong competition this year.”
It comes as Nine’s Married At First Sight and Seven’s newest season of The Voice both kick off nationally, with execs eager to see who will win the ratings war.
According to TV Tonight, Nine’s Director of Morning Television Steven Burling spoke of 2021’s challenges.
“It’s been a challenging year as the pandemic and repeated lockdowns have taken their toll on Australians of all ages,” he said.
“During this time of crisis more and more viewers have made Today their breakfast program of choice for their daily news updates, and some much-needed laughs along the way.”
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