Allison Langdon plans to take a ‘big pay cut’ from hosting A Current Affair amid speculation she’s quitting part-time gig today
Today’s Allison Langdon is about to take a “big pay cut” after signing on to host A Current Affair, the allegation reads.
The 43-year-old Langdon is currently said to have a premium contract worth $1 million a year to co-host the Today show with Karl Stefanovic for 17.5 hours a week.
In contrast, Langdon’s rumored new gig as host of ACA, which equates to a much smaller 2.5-hour-a-week broadcast, will net her only $250,000 a year, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Allison Langdon, 43, (pictured) is about to take a ‘big pay cut’ after signing up to host A Current Affair, claims claim
If Langdon decides to leave Today to make more room for her ACA role, she will face a six-figure pay cut.
Meanwhile, outgoing ACA host Tracy Grimshaw reported being on an annual package worth about $750,000, though The Daily Telegraph claims Allison made a “better deal” with network bosses than her predecessor.
Sources at Nine also apparently told The Daily Telegraph that Langdon was hesitant to accept the role at ACA when TV executives told her how much she would earn.
Langdon, 43, is currently said to have a ‘premium contract’ worth $1 million a year hosting the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic (left) for 17.5 hours a week
It’s all but confirmed that Langdon will replace Grimshaw as host of ACA, with an announcement expected to be made by Nine next week.
Kyle Sandilands, meanwhile, appeared to confirm the reports in an interview with the long-running presenter on Wednesday.
Speaking to Grimshaw on his KIIS FM radio show, the shock jock said he knew it was the Today show host.
By contrast, Langdon’s rumored new gig as host of ACA, which equates to a much smaller 2.5 hours a week on-air commitment, will net her only $250,000 a year, The Daily Telegraph reports. Pictured: former ACA host Tracy Grimshaw
Sandilands claimed he had had a private conversation with Stefanovic, who had asked him for advice on a possible replacement for her.
“I feel like I know because I’ve talked to Stefanovic,” he told Grimshaw after confronting her about her replacement.
“Well, let me just tell everyone it’s Ally. It’s not my intention to burst the Channel Nine bubble.’
Sandilands said Stefanovic had not told him their conversation was “confidential.”
‘Maybe that was a personal conversation? I don’t know… But he didn’t ask me not to say anything,’ he continued.
Grimshaw remained coy when pressuring rumors of who her replacement will be, saying any candidate for the job is “an exemplary person.”
Tracey signed off A Current Affair on Thursday night after 17 years at the helm