Sunrise producer Michael Pell (center) has supported a campaign to bring Karl Stefanovic back to Today. On the photo Michael with Samantha Armytage from Sunrise and David Koch at the Logies

Come on to the competition! Sunrise producer Michael Pell supports the campaign to bring Karl Stefanovic back to the Today show … while clearing rumors that his ringtone is a tribute

The Today show rarely comes close to Sunrise in the battle for breakfast TV ratings.

And Channel Seven producer Michael Pell has welcomed healthy competition while supporting a campaign to bring Karl Stefanovic back to rival Nine & # 39; s Today show.

Talk to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, Michael admitted that he had a recording of Pauline Hanson on his phone and repeated: & Should we bring Karl back? & # 39;

Sunrise producer Michael Pell (center) has supported a campaign to bring Karl Stefanovic back to Today. On the photo Michael with Samantha Armytage from Sunrise and David Koch at the Logies

Sunrise producer Michael Pell (center) has supported a campaign to bring Karl Stefanovic back to Today. On the photo Michael with Samantha Armytage from Sunrise and David Koch at the Logies

The soundbite came from a fiery interview between Pauline and Deborah Knight in May, where she blamed the blonde for the falling viewing figures of the Nine show.

When asked about rumors, this is his ringtone, Michael admitted: & I play it a lot and people say it should be my ringtone because I play it so often. & # 39;

Michael started his position as executive producer of Sunrise in November 2010, replacing Adam Boland who left to set up his own company.

Bizarre: Michael, who spoke to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, admitted that he had a recording of Pauline Hanson on his phone and repeated: & Should we bring Karl (Stefanovic) back? & # 39;

Bizarre: Michael, who spoke to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, admitted that he had a recording of Pauline Hanson on his phone and repeated: & Should we bring Karl (Stefanovic) back? & # 39;

Bizarre: Michael, who spoke to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, admitted that he had a recording of Pauline Hanson on his phone and repeated: & Should we bring Karl (Stefanovic) back? & # 39;

& # 39; I play it a lot and people say it should be my ringtone because I play it so often & # 39 ;, Michael says about the soundbite that puts Karl in the picture (photo) and his resignation from Today last year

& # 39; I play it a lot and people say it should be my ringtone because I play it so often & # 39 ;, Michael says about the soundbite that puts Karl in the picture (photo) and his resignation from Today last year

& # 39; I play it a lot and people say it should be my ringtone because I play it so often & # 39 ;, Michael says about the soundbite that puts Karl in the picture (photo) and his resignation from Today last year

In the interview that is the recording, Pauline blamed Deborah Knight for the poor reviews of the Today show after Karl's resignation in December 2018.

Her syringe was prompted by Deborah and asked her about the fall of the One Nation support for the Federal Election.

The Queensland Senator did not miss a beat when she hit Deborah back and attacked both the ratings and her performance in Karl's position.

Fiery: The audio comes from a Today interview in May, where Pauline (photo & # 39; s) blamed Deborah Knight for the poor reviews of the show after replacing the fired Karl

Fiery: The audio comes from a Today interview in May, where Pauline (photo & # 39; s) blamed Deborah Knight for the poor reviews of the show after replacing the fired Karl

Fiery: The audio comes from a Today interview in May, where Pauline (photo & # 39; s) blamed Deborah Knight for the poor reviews of the show after replacing the fired Karl

& # 39; I have really risen since the last election, unlike your show, Deb, since you took it over, you have entered your audience, & # 39; said Pauline.

& # 39; So, do you have to transfer your job or do we have to return Karl? Do we have to bring Karl back? You've been thinking about it all the time. & # 39;

& # 39; Do you have to transfer your job or do we have to return Karl? Do we have to bring Karl back? & # 39; Pauline repeated, with the short audio from this clearly funny Sunrise producer Michael

& # 39; Do you have to transfer your job or do we have to return Karl? Do we have to bring Karl back? & # 39; Pauline repeated, with the short audio from this clearly funny Sunrise producer Michael

& # 39; Do you have to transfer your job or do we have to return Karl? Do we have to bring Karl back? & # 39; Pauline repeated, with the short audio from this clearly funny Sunrise producer Michael

. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) tvshowbiz (t) pauline-Hanson (t) karl-stefanovic