All eyes were on today’s presenter Karl Stefanovic when he accidentally sneezed into the air on Friday morning.
The new dad was forced to apologize and sanitize his hands after releasing a massive sneeze before interviewing a guest on the breakfast TV show with his co-host Allison Langdon.
Karl, 45, sneezed into his hand and covered his face with his notes, in a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of germs to his peers and crew.
“Good grief!” All eyes were on presenter Karl Stefanovic today as he accidentally sneezed live into the air on Friday morning with co-host Allison Langdon
Because hygiene concerns were at a high level amid the coronavirus pandemic, Karl had a crew member give him a hand sanitizer so he could clean his hands.
Then he apologized.
“Sorry, I’m sorry, it came from a clear blue sky,” Karl said, joking about the studio backdrop as he covered his face and suppressed a laugh.
Bless you! Karl, 45, sneezed in his hand and covered his face with his notes, in a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of germs to his peers and crew
Ally – who was sitting next to Karl when he sneezed – noted how “dramatic” the sneeze was.
“Good grief, it was so dramatic!” Ally said.
“I’m sorry, it just happened, I didn’t know, I didn’t mean it … You’re trying to sneeze on national TV,” Karl replied.
Keep all germs at bay: With high-level hygiene concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Karl had a crew member give him a hand sanitizer so he could clean his hands
He added, “Oh my god, sorry people!”
Karl and Ally then interviewed artist Nathan Wyburn via a video cross, before Karl again apologized after the chat.
“I want to apologize for that at the beginning of the interview, but it hasn’t been in the air for 25 years,” said Karl.
“It just came on top of me and it got overwhelming, and I should have done all this,” he said, referring to sneezing in his elbow.
He’s back! Karl returned to his duties on the Today earlier this month, after taking 10 days off from the birth of newborn daughter Harper on May 1
Karl returned to his duties on the Today earlier this month after taking 10 days off from the birth of newborn daughter Harper on May 1.
‘Everything hurts. I’m tired. Emotional, ”he confessed on his first day at work.
He joked that it was much easier to be back on TV than at home, laughing, “I’d go home, but it’s too much work!”
He also said that his wife Jasmine Yarbrough, 35, went “in her stride” to the newfound motherhood, with their daughter feeding well and sleeping three hours, three hours off.
Karl is already the father of three older children, Jackson, 20, Ava, 15, and River, 13, whom he shares with ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn.
Family: He also said that wife Jasmine Yarbrough, 35, (photo) went to new maternity ‘in her stride’, where their daughter fed well and slept three hours and three hours of sleep