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Kyle Sandilands takes brutal swipe at Peter Stefanovic over Today show mass sacking

Kyle Sandilands took a brutal swipe at Peter Stefanovic on Thursday morning. 

During a no-holds-barred interview on KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O Show, the shock jock blamed Peter for the mass sacking on the Today show in December. 

‘I still to this day think it’s terrible that they wiped out the entire news team at the Today show, because of you,’ said Kyle, as Peter squirmed. 

Kyle Sandilands (pictured) took a brutal swipe at Peter Stefanovic over the Today show's mass sacking last year on Wednesday, saying 'They wiped out the entire news team because of you'

Kyle Sandilands (pictured) took a brutal swipe at Peter Stefanovic over the Today show’s mass sacking last year on Wednesday, saying ‘They wiped out the entire news team because of you’

Kyle was insinuating that Peter, wife Sylvia Jeffreys and brother Karl Stefanovic lost their jobs on the show because of the ‘Ubergate’ scandal in 2018, which he started.

‘You’re probably right,’ responded Peter, with Kyle asking: ‘You must have copped some s***? Your brother went, your wife went, you, everyone.’

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson added that ‘even Richard Wilkins went’, after being bumped to Today Extra amid the cull, with Kyle joking: ‘He was past his time anyway.’ 

Ouch: Kyle was insinuating that (L-R) Richard Wilkins, Peter, Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys all lost their jobs on the show because of the 'Ubergate' incident in 2018, which he started

Ouch: Kyle was insinuating that (L-R) Richard Wilkins, Peter, Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys all lost their jobs on the show because of the ‘Ubergate’ incident in 2018, which he started

Burn: Alongside Jackie O, Kyle continued: 'You should have walked into the Channel Nine car park nude, while everyone lined up, throwing feces at you, yelling, "Shame, shame!"'

Burn: Alongside Jackie O, Kyle continued: ‘You should have walked into the Channel Nine car park nude, while everyone lined up, throwing feces at you, yelling, “Shame, shame!”‘

Kyle continued: ‘You should have walked into the Channel Nine car park nude, while everyone lined up, throwing feces at you, yelling, “Shame, shame!”‘

Peter responded: ‘Someone likened it to the Red Wedding [massacre] from Game of Thrones. Don’t worry, I felt all that shame… thanks for that.’

Before moving their interview on, Kyle joked about Peter having since secured a job on Sky News, whereas Sylvia and Karl have not returned to breakfast TV. 

‘Here you are, you’ve landed on your feet over on Sky News. Not so much for your wife or your brother,’ said Kyle.  

'Someone likened it to the Red Wedding [massacre] from Game of Thrones. Don't worry, I felt all that shame... thanks for that,' responded Peter

‘Someone likened it to the Red Wedding [massacre] from Game of Thrones. Don’t worry, I felt all that shame… thanks for that,’ responded Peter 

Bumpy ride: Last year, former Weekend Today star Peter and news anchor Sylvia jumped in an Uber in March, and spoke to his older brother Karl on speaker-phone

Bumpy ride: Last year, former Weekend Today star Peter and news anchor Sylvia jumped in an Uber in March, and spoke to his older brother Karl on speaker-phone

Last year, former Weekend Today star Peter and news anchor Sylvia jumped in an Uber in March, and spoke to his older brother Karl on speaker-phone.

The driver’s ‘recollections’ of the conversation were splashed over two editions of New Idea in March and April. 

It was widely reported the driver had recorded the conversation, although he denied that in his interview.

During the conversation, Peter complained about his role on Weekend Today and the Stefanovic brothers also criticised Nine staffers and executives.

‘I hate working news, I’m dying on the inside and it makes me feel horrible,’ the Uber driver allegedly overheard Peter telling his older brother.

Outspoken: During the conversation, Peter complained about his role on Weekend Today and the Stefanovic brothers also criticised Nine staffers and executives

Outspoken: During the conversation, Peter complained about his role on Weekend Today and the Stefanovic brothers also criticised Nine staffers and executives

Exposed: The Uber driver's 'recollections' of the conversation were splashed over two editions of New Idea in March and April

Exposed: The Uber driver’s ‘recollections’ of the conversation were splashed over two editions of New Idea in March and April

‘The life is draining out of me. I’m so much better than this and can do so much more, it’s the worst four days each week and I should be doing more.’

His anchor brother Karl suggested he cheer himself up with a modest $60,000 pay rise – and unloaded on his co-star Georgie Gardner.

New Idea was told: ‘(Karl) said she didn’t have enough opinions and he wanted her to step up. He actually sounded angry’.

Nine months after the conversation was published, Nine announced that Peter was departing the station, with Karl’s 14-year stint on the Today show quickly ending.

News anchor Sylvia was ‘redeployed’ to A Current Affair, with entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins bumped from Today to Today Extra. 

Bad timing: Nine months after their chat was published, Nine announced that Peter, Sylvia, Richard and Karl would be leaving Today - days after Karl married Jasmie Yarbrough (pictured)

Bad timing: Nine months after their chat was published, Nine announced that Peter, Sylvia, Richard and Karl would be leaving Today – days after Karl married Jasmie Yarbrough (pictured) 


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