Karl Stefanovic‘s contract at Today is currently up for negotiation, and rumours are swirling that, in spite being offered a fairly gargantuan sum of money, he is looking to step away from the morning show to take on a permanent evening gig.

It was reported yesterday by Fairfax that Channel Nine have offered Karlos a three-year contract worth $2 million annually if he sticks around on the popular breakfast show, but that he has yet to sign on the dotted line. 

Today, News Corp are reporting on a rumour – and we’ll say again, it’s just a rumour – that Karl is dragging his feet because, after a decade of early starts on the morning show, he’s looking to step away from Today for a prime time gig. 

That gig, specifically, is the hosting job at A Current Affair, the position currently held by Tracy Grimshaw.

Karlos has filled in for Grimshaw in the past, and has filed reports for ACA, however, Nine have staunched rumours of a hosting switch-up, saying that the current host will remain in the role through 2016 and beyond. 

Nine reportedly fear a viewer backlash if Grimshaw goes, and a representative of the network told News Corp:

“Tracy isn’t going anywhere. A Current Affair has had an amazing year and Tracy is doing a brilliant job.”

Stefanovic was previously believed to be in talks with Seven to jump ship and host a revamped Today Tonight, but those talks have apparently ceased, and rumours of the Today Tonight reboot have been trashed.

Rumours Swirl About Karl Stefanovic’s Possible ‘Today’ Exit, $2M Pay Offer

At this point, his future at Today seemingly remains up in the air, so all we can really say is PLEASE DON’T LEAVE US, KARL.

Story: Daily Telegraph
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