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The Logies rule that means Karl Stefanovic CAN attend even if he’s not invited

Karl Stefanovic isn’t on Channel Nine’s RSVP list for the Logies, but he nonetheless will be attending the ceremony on the Gold Coast this Sunday – with a guest in tow.

The reason for this unusual arrangement is that Nine doesn’t need to invite Karl because he’s already received an ‘invitation for life’ as a former Gold Logie recipient. 

This Logies ‘loophole’ has been common knowledge in the industry for years, but isn’t widely known by the public.

No wonder he's laughing! Karl Stefanovic isn't on Channel Nine's guest list for the Logies, but he nonetheless will be attending the ceremony on the Gold Coast this Sunday - with a guest in tow

No wonder he’s laughing! Karl Stefanovic isn’t on Channel Nine’s RSVP list for the Logies, but he’ll nonetheless be attending the ceremony on the Gold Coast this Sunday, with a guest in tow. Pictured: Karl with Georgie Gardner at last year’s Logie Awards

The ‘lifetime Logies invite’ was explained by former Studio 10 boss Rob McKnight earlier this week on the TV Blackbox podcast. 

He said: ‘Karl’s going to the Logies. Any previous Gold Logie winner gets to go to the Logies and bring a date… they’re all invited to go by default.’

Karl won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television in 2011. 

Explained! The reason for this unusual arrangement is that Nine doesn't need to invite Karl because he's already received an 'invitation for life' as a former Gold Logie recipient. Pictured: Karl with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough on November 15, 2017 in Sydney

Explained! The reason for this unusual arrangement is that Nine doesn’t need to invite Karl because he’s already received an ‘invitation for life’ as a former Gold Logie recipient. Pictured: Karl with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough on November 15, 2017 in Sydney

McKnight went on to explain that when he was executive producer of Studio 10, he didn’t have to ‘put Denise [Drysdale] down as a guest’ due to the fact she was ‘automatically’ invited, having won the Gold Logie twice.

‘That is a tradition the Logies have observed [without exception], he added. ‘If you’ve won a Gold Logie, you get to go until the day you drop dead.’

McKnight added that there’s one catch: Gold Logie ticket holders still have to pay for their own accommodation and flights down to the ceremony.

He's always on the guest list! This Logies 'loophole' has been common knowledge in the industry for years, but isn't widely known by the public. Pictured: Karl on This Time Next Year

He’s always on the guest list! This Logies ‘loophole’ has been common knowledge in the industry for years, but isn’t widely known by the public. Pictured: Karl on This Time Next Year

Karl’s ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn confirmed McKnight’s account on Thursday, telling The Daily Telegraph that the former Today host has ‘two tickets for life’.

This lifetime invitation allows Karl to bring a plus-one to the Logies this year, but it’s believed his new wife Jasmine Yarbrough won’t be attending.

She is currently with her business partner Tamara Ingham in Paris, where they are presenting their Mara & Mine shoe range to fashion buyers.

For a time, it was unclear if Karl would be attending the Logies after he was sacked from the Today show on December 19 due to plummeting ratings.

However, Channel Nine boss Hugh Marks has since confirmed he will be there.

No-show! Karl's lifetime invitation allows him to bring a plus-one to the Logies, but it's believed his wife Jasmine Yarbrough (right) won't attend. She is currently with her business partner Tamie Ingham (left) in Paris, where they are presenting their Mara & Mine shoe range to buyers

No-show! Karl’s lifetime invitation allows him to bring a plus-one to the Logies, but it’s believed his wife Jasmine Yarbrough (right) won’t attend. She is currently with her business partner Tamie Ingham (left) in Paris, where they are presenting their Mara & Mine shoe range to buyers

Via CelebStarZone

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