Lisa Wilkinson’s week from hell!

A wave of negative press has the presenter taking a much-deserved break.
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After years of anticipation, Lisa Wilkinson’s memoir was meant to set the record straight about her illustrious career and shock axing from Today and Nine. But in an unfortunate turn of events, the book’s release also coincided with some unwanted backlash.

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Last week, Lisa was seen at a Sydney cafe, where she looked downcast while making a phone call, according to onlookers.

Since her autobiography, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This, hit bookstores, the former magazine editor, 61, has found herself in the middle of a media firestorm over her long-debated gender pay gap with Today co-host, Karl Stefanovic.

The release of Lisa’s memoir coincided with some unwanted backlash. (Credit: Ten)

In response to statements in Lisa’s book that indicated their salary disparity was “off the charts”, sources came forward claiming that it was initially Karl, not Lisa, who was getting far less money on the show.

Adding to her crazy week, recent reports suggested both Lisa and her Project co-hosts could be soon asked to take a pay cut due to poor ratings.

Lisa used to work alongside Karl Stefanovic on The Today Show. (Credit: Getty)

As if salary issues and bad ratings weren’t enough, recently, Network Ten’s news program also landed in hot water after guest host, Nathan Valvo, unknowingly mocked a visually impaired woman. He quickly apologised, clarifying he meant to instead “poke fun” at Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the gag.           

Lisa announced she was releasing her own memoir back in July. (Credit: Instagram)

The blunder came one day before The Project was criticised for attempting to promote a new interview with Alec Baldwin, even though the actor has gone underground following the accidental death of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, on the set of his film.

Thankfully, reports indicate Lisa’s book is selling well, which will hopefully make the stress all worth it in the long run.

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