Jacketgate 2.0! Today show stars’ awkward moment as they all appear on the breakfast TV show wearing identical colours – after infamous 2017 confrontation between newsreaders
Channel Nine found itself in another ‘jacketgate’ situation on Wednesday morning when the Today hosts appeared on TV all in green.
Today presenter Brooke Boney, social reporter Taylor Haynes and financial commentator Effie Zahos all rocked near identical looks on the breakfast show.
However, rather than demand someone change, the trio leaned into their matching green ensembles and snapped some photos for Instagram.
The program’s own Instagram page saw them posing cheek-to-cheek and sporting huge smiles as Brooke, 36, snapped a picture of them.
‘On Wednesdays we wear green,’ the caption read alongside three green heart emojis.
Brooke, who had slipped into a gorgeous emerald green knit dress, posted the selfie to her own Instagram, showing her colleagues in their own green dress shirts.
‘We’re a little bit Today and a little bit Hulk,’ Brooke captioned the picture as she added a She Hulk sticker to it.
It’s not the first time a group of Channel Nine reporters found themselves in an awkward sartorial situation.
It happened moments before the pair were due to appear side-by-side in a live broadcast.
The footage showed Amber demanding Julie put on a jacket so the two could avoid both wearing white on TV at the same time.
Speaking to her producer, Amber said: ‘I need Julie to put a jacket on because we’re all in white. I asked her before we came on… Julie you need to put a jacket on.’
Julie fought back saying she hadn’t had time to change, but Amber refused to back down, snapping back: ‘Come on, I told you two hours ago.’
The sports presenter later appeared on air wearing a black jacket, and was the object of much public sympathy when the footage went viral.
Amber blamed the meltdown on the pressures of live TV, telling 9Honey in May 2017 the experience had been a ‘learning curve’.