Karl Stefanovic jokes about THAT drunken 2009 post-Logie Awards appearance on the Today show


Karl Stefanovic jokes about THAT drunken 2009 post-Logie Awards appearance on the Today show – as he teases: ‘Tune in to see how I scrub up after I win this year!’

Karl Stefanovic hosting the Today show while drunk the morning after the 2009 Logies is considered a landmark moment in Australian cultural history.

And almost a decade later, the Channel Nine presenter, 47, confessed that ‘it’s been a long time between drinks’ and that he won’t be holding back if he wins the Gold Logie for the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality in 2022.

‘I think everyone needs to see me the next day on The Today Show to see how I scrub up after I win. Actually, it will be the same if I don’t!’ he told TV Tonight.

Karl Stefanovic, 57, has joked about his drunken 2009 post-Logie Awards appearance on the Today show - as he teases: 'Tune in to see how I scrub up after I win!'

Karl Stefanovic, 57, has joked about his drunken 2009 post-Logie Awards appearance on the Today show – as he teases: ‘Tune in to see how I scrub up after I win!’

Stefanovic is nominated for the Gold Logie again this year, alongside Julia Morris, Tom Gleeson, Melissa Leong, Sonia Kruger, Hamish Blake and Ray Meagher. 

Back in September last year, Karl revealed he was actually drunk – not just hungover – when he appeared on a memorable episode of Today back in 2009.

Appearing on The Hundred with Andy Lee, the TV veteran Today host admitted he was still drunk when he showed up for work after the Logies. 

The Channel Nine personality was handed a stack of cards containing questions to ask the show’s panel of 100 every day Australians.  

'I think everyone needs to see me the next day on The Today Show to see how I scrub up after I win. Actually, it will be the same if I don't!' he told TV Tonight

‘I think everyone needs to see me the next day on The Today Show to see how I scrub up after I win. Actually, it will be the same if I don’t!’ he told TV Tonight

‘Back in 2009, I showed up to work allegedly a little tipsy after a big night at the Logies. Do you think less of me after this?’ he asked.

Fifteen per cent of people said that they had, but comedian Tom Walker quickly came to Karl’s defence. 

‘There’s nothing more charming than doing a job badly. It’s good! Turning up hungover to do your job…’ he argued.

Not fit for work: Appearing on The Hundred with Andy Lee back in September, the veteran Today host admitted he was still drunk when he showed up for work after the Logies. Pictured on Today with former co-host Lisa Wilkinson

Not fit for work: Appearing on The Hundred with Andy Lee back in September, the veteran Today host admitted he was still drunk when he showed up for work after the Logies. Pictured on Today with former co-host Lisa Wilkinson

'Just to pick you on one point, I was not hungover. I was still drunk,' he laughed amid claims he was hungover while hosting Today

‘Just to pick you on one point, I was not hungover. I was still drunk,’ he laughed amid claims he was hungover while hosting Today

Karl was quick to correct the funnyman though, and laughed: ‘Just to pick you on one point, I was not hungover. I was still drunk.’ 

The now famous Today episode showed Karl slurring his words and laughing as his former co-host Lisa Wilkinson tried to regain control of the situation. 

He later apologised for his controversial appearance, and admitted he was not ‘at my best’ after a night of partying at the Logies.  

Big night: The now famous Today episode showed Karl slurring his words and laughing as his former co-host Lisa tried to regain control of the situation

Big night: The now famous Today episode showed Karl slurring his words and laughing as his former co-host Lisa tried to regain control of the situation

‘I guess the first thing I have to say is that yes, it was a very big Logies night, probably too big,’ he later said on Today, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald in May 2009.

‘I didn’t feel drunk when I woke up the next morning otherwise I would not have gone on air. I like to think that I’m professional enough to have made that decision.

‘But clearly from the vision that I have seen, I wasn’t at my best and what I want to do is apologise to anyone out there who may have, um, you know, been offended by my behaviour on Monday morning. So, humble apologies to you all.’   

'Back in 2009, I showed up to work allegedly a little tipsy after a big night at the Logies. Do you think less of me after this?' he asked the show's panel

‘Back in 2009, I showed up to work allegedly a little tipsy after a big night at the Logies. Do you think less of me after this?’ he asked the show’s panel

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