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Stefanovic (right) is said to be implementing a huge pay cut and leading a new team with 60-minute reporter Allison Langdon (left) replacing current hosts Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight

Karl Stefanovic returns to host the Today show in 2020, alongside Allison Langdon from Weekend Today.

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Nine-Fairfax confirmed the news late on Friday, after current hosts Georgie Gardener and Deb Knight fought during the year against falling reviews.

The couple took the helm after Stefanovic was deposed on December 19, 2018, after more than 14 years in the position.

The sensational dumping came only a few days after his lavish Mexican wedding with Jasmine Yarbrough, 35.

Karl Stefanovic (right) returns to host the Today show in 2020, alongside Weekend Today host Allison Langdon (left), Nine has confirmed

Karl Stefanovic (right) returns to host the Today show in 2020, alongside Weekend Today host Allison Langdon (left), Nine has confirmed

Stefanovic and Langdon will replace Georgie Gardner (right) and Deb Knight (left) after struggling with ratings during the year

Stefanovic and Langdon will replace Georgie Gardner (right) and Deb Knight (left) after struggling with ratings during the year

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Stefanovic and Langdon will replace Georgie Gardner (right) and Deb Knight (left) after struggling with ratings during the year

A television source confirmed the unveiling and told Daily Mail Australia that Karl and Allison & # 39; great journalists & # 39; are who & # 39; form a great team & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Karl has had a year off to recharge and get his mojo back and Allison has improved her skills as a morning show host on Weekend Today & # 39 ;, they said.

& # 39; Both have great 60-minute reporting experiences, nine news items and today – so they're a great team. & # 39;

The insider said Gardener would return to Nine News.

& # 39; Georgie is an excellent newsreader and reporter and fits much better in the Nine newsroom, & # 39; they said.

Gardner and Knight have competed to compete with Seven & # 39; s Sunrise.

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Today's reviews reached a low of 155,000 last Friday, slightly more than half of Sunrise's 277,000.

Stefanovic was originally expelled from the program on December 19 last year after 14 years with the program

Stefanovic was originally expelled from the program on December 19 last year after 14 years with the program

Stefanovic was originally expelled from the program on December 19 last year after 14 years with the program

The sensational dumping of Stefanovic only came a few days after his exuberant Mexican wedding with Jasmine Yarbrough (right), 35

The sensational dumping of Stefanovic only came a few days after his exuberant Mexican wedding with Jasmine Yarbrough (right), 35

The sensational dumping of Stefanovic only came a few days after his exuberant Mexican wedding with Jasmine Yarbrough (right), 35

Stefanovic (second from left) is depicted with Sylvia Jeffreys (left), Lisa Wilkinson (second from right) and Richard Wilkins (right)
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Stefanovic (second from left) is depicted with Sylvia Jeffreys (left), Lisa Wilkinson (second from right) and Richard Wilkins (right)

Stefanovic (second from left) is depicted with Sylvia Jeffreys (left), Lisa Wilkinson (second from right) and Richard Wilkins (right)

For comparison: today ratings show around 300,000 in 2016 and 2017 when Stefanovic hosted Lisa Wilkinson.

Nine will try to decide next month who else will see on Today and Today Extra, as well as finding a replacement for Sonia Kruger, who is moving to Channel 7.

& # 39; Deb Knight is a strong journal that undoubtedly qualifies for an expanded role with Nine News and perhaps even with Nine & # 39; s radio assets & # 39 ;, the source said.

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& # 39; Expect Tracy Vo, Tim Davies, and Sylvia Jeffreys to rotate in the coming month through Today and Today Extra as Nine News management finds out who the right people are to sit next to Karl and Allison. & # 39;

The insider believes that Stefanovic and Langdon are the perfect recipe to challenge & # 39; Sunrise again & # 39 ;.

Gardner (right) is expected to return to Nine News in the middle of Today's show show

Gardner (right) is expected to return to Nine News in the middle of Today's show show

Gardner (right) is expected to return to Nine News in the middle of Today's show show

Karl Stefanovic (photo) returns to the Today show in 2020, with Allison Langdon

Karl Stefanovic (photo) returns to the Today show in 2020, with Allison Langdon

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Karl Stefanovic (photo) returns to the Today show in 2020, with Allison Langdon

Stefanovic was fired from the Today show on the back of a review dive that came at a time when his personal life received a lot of publicity.

The start of the program's downward spiral can be traced back to September 2016, when it turned out that Karl had divorced himself from his wife and the mother of his three children, Cassandra Thorburn.

A few months after the split, he started dating Jasmine Yarbrough, former model designer and shoe designer, who is ten years younger.

The couple married during a lavish four-day wedding in Mexico in the month of his ax.

Allison Langdon (photo) currently hosts Weekend Today and reports for 60 minutes

Allison Langdon (photo) currently hosts Weekend Today and reports for 60 minutes

Allison Langdon (photo) currently hosts Weekend Today and reports for 60 minutes

Gardner and Knight are struggling to compete with Seven & # 39; s Sunrise, with today's ratings reaching a low of 155,000 last Friday. This was almost half of Sunrise's 277,000

Gardner and Knight are struggling to compete with Seven & # 39; s Sunrise, with today's ratings reaching a low of 155,000 last Friday. This was almost half of Sunrise's 277,000

Gardner and Knight are struggling to compete with Seven & # 39; s Sunrise, with today's ratings reaching a low of 155,000 last Friday. This was almost half of Sunrise's 277,000

Stefanovic made a statement at the time of his resignation, in which he & # 39; best show & # 39; praised on TV.

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& # 39; For the past 14 years I have co-organized the best show on television & # 39 ;, he said at the time.

& # 39; I can't thank Nine enough for the opportunity. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be good enough to host this great show for so long.

& # 39; You are the most important thanks to our viewers. It was a hard time. Thank you for staying with it. & # 39;

THE RELEASE AND AUTUMN OF KARL STEFANOVIC

1994: After obtaining a journalism degree, Karl starts working for WIN in Rockhampton and Cairns as a cadet reporter

2000: Karl Stefanovic joins Channel Nine as a reporter in Brisbane

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2005: He replaces Steve Liebmann as host of the Today show

2011: His career at Channel Nine peaks when he wins the coveted Gold Logie

2008 – 2012: Karl is the host of Carols By Candlelight with Lisa Wilkinson

2015: In October, his & # 39; serious & # 39; flops panel show The Verdict in the ratings

End of 2015: Karl signs multi-million dollar deal with Nine after offering from Seven

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2016: Karl apologizes for the use of a transgender mummy. Later his popularity drops when he breaks up with wife Cassandra Thorburn

End of 2016: Begins with Jasmine Yarbrough, months after leaving his marriage

February 2017: He is shown canoodling with Jasmine on a boat, accelerating his dip in popularity

End of 2017: Karl & # 39; s brand is hit again when Lisa Wilkinson stops today in a scandal among the pay gaps

March 2018: Karl and Peter are caught complaining about Channel Nine in the Ubergate scandal

September 2018: Nine CEO Hugh Mark publicly criticizes Karl's performance

December 8, 2018: Karl marries Jasmine Yarbrough in Mexico

December 19, 2018: He is fired from the Today show, but stays with Nine

2019: Karl organizes This Time Next Year on Nine. The show is played in October

End of 2019: Rumors continue to swirl Karl could return to the Today show

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