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Logie Awards 2022: Lisa Wilkinson 'was given plenty of distance from Karl Stefanovic'


Lisa Wilkinson ‘was given plenty of distance from Karl Stefanovic’ at the Logie Awards as organisers made sure they weren’t seated next to each other

Tensions seem to be running high between former Today co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic in the wake of her explosive tell-all memoir.

The breakfast TV colleagues-turned-rivals had to be seated far apart from one another at the Logie Awards on Sunday night, reports The Australian.

‘Care was taken with the seating arrangements to ensure Wilkinson was given plenty of distance from Stefanovic,’ according to the newspaper’s Media Diary.

Tensions seem to be running high between former Today co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) and Karl Stefanovic in the wake of her explosive tell-all memoir

The breakfast TV colleagues-turned-rivals had to be seated far apart from one another at the Logie Awards on Sunday night, reports The Australian. (Pictured: Karl Stefanovic)

Tensions seem to be running high between former Today co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson (left) and Karl Stefanovic (right) in the wake of her explosive tell-all memoir. The colleagues-turned-rivals had to be seated far apart from one another at the Logies on Sunday, reports The Australian

Wilkinson was seated at the Channel 10 table in the second row, while Stefanovic was at the front of the room at Nine’s table. 

Tensions escalated between the pair late last year when Wilkinson released her memoir, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This.

Her book included a chapter dedicated to her sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Stefanovic over a pay dispute.

'Care was taken with the seating arrangements to ensure Wilkinson was given plenty of distance from Stefanovic,' according to the newspaper's Media Diary

‘Care was taken with the seating arrangements to ensure Wilkinson was given plenty of distance from Stefanovic,’ according to the newspaper’s Media Diary

Tensions escalated between the pair late last year when Wilkinson released her memoir, It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This

Tensions escalated between the pair late last year when Wilkinson released her memoir, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This

She claims her co-host played rival networks Nine and Seven off against each other in order to secure a better deal for himself, while she was left in the dust.

‘Weeks later… the media became awash with stories that Stefanovic was restless at Today and looking for greener pastures – and more civilised working hours – at Channel Seven,’ she wrote.

Stefanovic was soon at the centre of a bidding war between Nine and Seven that resulted in him re-signing a five-year deal with Nine worth at least $2million per year.

Wilkinson left the Today show in October 2017 after a reported gender pay gap dispute. Nine was 'unable to meet her expectations' after she demanded equal pay with Stefanovic, according to reports at the time. (Pictured together on the Today show)

Wilkinson left the Today show in October 2017 after a reported gender pay gap dispute. Nine was ‘unable to meet her expectations’ after she demanded equal pay with Stefanovic, according to reports at the time. (Pictured together on the Today show)

Wilkinson’s deal was worth significantly less, about $780,000 a year, and was only for two years.

She was reportedly pushed out the door by Nine executives in 2017. 

In January 2018, she joined Channel 10 in a rumoured multimillion-dollar deal to host The Sunday Project.   

Since joining The Sunday Project, Wilkinson has landed sit-down interviews with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Minogue and Bradley Cooper.

Despite working for rival networks, Wilkinson and Stefanovic appeared to be on friendly terms when they attended an event announcing the Logie nominees on the Gold Coast last month

Despite working for rival networks, Wilkinson and Stefanovic appeared to be on friendly terms when they attended an event announcing the Logie nominees on the Gold Coast last month

Despite working for rival networks, Wilkinson and Stefanovic appeared to be on friendly terms when they attended an event announcing the 2022 Logie nominees on the Gold Coast last month.

They looked amicable as they were seen in public together for the first time since the release of her memoir. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at the time, Wilkinson said: ‘It was lovely to see Karl, and a reminder to both of us of the many great years we spent together.’ 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at the time, Wilkinson said: 'It was lovely to see Karl, and a reminder to both of us of the many great years we spent together'

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at the time, Wilkinson said: ‘It was lovely to see Karl, and a reminder to both of us of the many great years we spent together’

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