BREAKING: Nine announce Karl Stefanovic will step down from Today

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All may be well in Karl Stefanovic's personal life right now, having recently married Jasmine Yarbrough in a lavish ceremony in Mexico. But as for his professional life, well, that's a different story.

In a new media release from Channel Nine, it was announced that Karl will step down from the Today Show as host.

In the statement, Darren Wick, director of news and current affairs said:

"Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today Show. Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host This Time Next Year, which records in February.

"For over 14 years, Karl has been at the centre of the Today Show bringing his unique personality and perspective to the day's news and current affairs."

Karl also issued out his own statement:

"For the last 14 years I've co-hosted the best show on television. I can't thank Nine enough for the opportunity. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be good enough to host this grand show for so long.

"Thanks to our viewers mostly, you are what matters most. It's been a tough time. Thanks for hanging in there. I look forward to seeing you in another capacity at this great Network soon."

Karl's departure comes shortly after his younger brother, Peter, announced that he was also leaving Channel Nine.

As for the future of the Today Show, Nine states that an announcement regarding the new line-up and format will be made in the coming weeks: 

"An announcement on the new line up and format of the Today Show will be made in the coming weeks."

Image Credit: Today Show/Channel Nine

Written By Alexander Pan