Lisa Wilkinson talks about her friendship with former colleague Karl Stefanovic … but admits they ‘would annoy the living daylights apart’
Lisa Wilkinson spoke candidly about her friendship with former Today colleague Karl Stefanovic during her performance on Anh’s Brush with Fame on Tuesday.
The 60-year-old journalist admitted that she was relatively new to the television world when she joined Today in 2007, saying Karl helped her adapt.
Lisa said that she and Karl, 45, shared a computer in the Channel Nine offices and said all viewer emails would go directly to them.
Tell-all: Lisa Wilkinson spoke candidly about her friendship with former Today colleague Karl Stefanovic while performing on Anh’s Brush with Fame on Tuesday. Portrayed together at the Today Show 25th Party in Sydney in June 2007
She said she opened an email shortly after she started the show and found ‘it really wasn’t fun’.
“Karl just felt something had fallen in me, and he grabbed my hand a little and said,” Are you okay? “I said,” No, I am not, “she said.
She said that Karl “immediately turned off the computer” and assured her that the opinions of others were not important.
Appreciative: The 60-year-old journalist admitted that she was relatively new to the television world when she joined Today in 2007, saying Karl helped her adapt
He told her to focus on “giving the best show we can” and saying “that is where it all comes out.”
“I’ll always be grateful to Karl for that,” she thought.
“I can honestly say until our very last show together, we could still make each other laugh, we could still challenge each other, we could still disagree.
“I can honestly say until our very last show together, we can still make each other laugh, we can still challenge each other, we can still disagree,” she said. Shown on Today in June 2007
“We could still annoy each other’s living daylights, but we still cared about each other.”
Lisa spoke about her decision to quit the long-running breakfast show in 2017 and said that after years of advocating equal pay, she had to take a stand.
Lisa sensationally quit the program after Channel Nine failed to meet her requests to pay the same amount as Karl.
“We can still annoy the living daylights apart, but we still cared about each other,” she said of her relationship with Karl
‘The pay gap between men and women is a real problem. And when I go to talk to the conversation, I also have to walk, ”she said, admitting that while she didn’t know exactly how much the pay differences between her and Karl were, it was“ significant. ”
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar Magazine in March, Lisa revealed that she and Karl had not seen each other since she left the Today show.
“The timing just didn’t work,” she said of why they hadn’t been in touch.
Pay gap: Lisa spoke about her decision to end the long-running breakfast show in 2017, saying that after years of advocating for equal pay, she should take a stand