Karl Stefanovic addresses Allison Langdon’s departure from Today

Out with the old and in with the new
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It has officially been confirmed that Allison Langdon is leaving The Today Show, after co-hosting with Karl Stefanovic for two years, to head up A Current Affair following Tracy Grimshaw’s resignation.

Karl addressed Ally’s departure on Monday morning’s episode of the breakfast program.

“Alison Langdon, everyone – the new host of A Current Affair, of course. Congratulations, Ally,” the presenter said at the top of the show.

“I wasn’t sure what you would do this morning… I knew it would be something,” replied Ally.

Karl has addressed Ally’s departure.

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The soon-to-be ACA host told viewers she was feeling “excited but bittersweet” about the new chapter.

Karl, for his part, kept the jokes coming throughout the episode. When a promo teased Sarah Abo as Ally’s Today Show replacement, the 48-year-old quipped: “out with the old and in with the new.”

“When you say things like that I can’t wait to go,” Ally replied.

“And we can’t wait to shove you off. It’s going to be a wonderful week of celebrations,” Karl teased back.

“We can’t wait to shove you off,” Karl joked.

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The crew at Today had their own fun, repeatedly playing the ACA theme throughout the episode.

“It’s going to be a long week for you Langdon,” Karl repeated.

On Sunday night, Nine confirmed Ally would be replacing Tracy Grimshaw on ACA, with a statement that read: “For over two decades, she’s been one of television’s most trusted voices with a world of experience. Fearless and razor sharp.”

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“In 2023, A Current Affair welcomes Ally Langdon. A new era.

“Ally has built her career on trust, empathy and a commitment to journalistic excellence. She will start on air on Monday January 30, 2023.”

Soon after, the presenter’s morning show replacement was announced to be 60 Minutes reporter Sarah Abo.

Ally is joining ACA!

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“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Welcome to the Today Show team Sarah Abo,” a statement read on Instagram.

“Sarah will take up the seat vacated by Ally Langdon (good luck Ally!) from January 2023.”

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