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Today Show boss’ shock confession about Karl Stefanovic

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Karl Stefanovic is set to make a return to The Today show in 2020 as Channel Nine confirms its new-look line-up.

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And ahead of the 45-year-old’s breakfast television comeback, one of the network’s top executives has revealed that his previous departure was something that needed to happen.

Speaking to News Corp, Nine’s National Director of News and Current Affairs Darren Wick said while replacing Karl was “too dramatic”, the shakeup needed to happen for him.

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Karl Stefanovic is set to make a return to The Today show in 2020 as Channel Nine confirm its new-look line-up. (Credit: Getty)

“I think a year on, he’s very much in a different headspace to where he was a year ago,” Mr Wick said.

The executive explained how the pressure of everything that was going on at the time probably led to his downfall.

 “It was a crash and burn. It’s one of the crashes and burns that he probably needed to have,” Darren said.

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Ahead of Karl’s breakfast television comeback, one of the network’s top executives has revealed that his previous departure was something that needed to happen. (Credit: Getty)

He went on to say that the break from the show was something that probably needed to happen for his overall wellbeing.

“It has taken him out of the glare, out of the spotlight for a while. He’s been able to settle down everything in his private life. He’s in a great space,” he said.

The executive’s confession comes after it was revealed the network its brand new Today show line-up as part of its shakeup to give the breakfast program fresh new appeal.

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In addition to Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight leaving the show, Channel Nine reported entertainment guru Richard Wilkins and weather presenter Steve Jacobs will also depart. (Credit: Getty)

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the network confirmed Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon will be joined by a new-look team from next month.

“The new-look @TheTodayShow team, hosted by @AllisonLangdon and @KarlStefanovic_, will be on-air from Monday, January 6,” the network captioned.

In addition to Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight leaving the show, Channel Nine reported entertainment guru Richard Wilkins and weather presenter Steve Jacobs will also depart.

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Nine’s National Director of News and Current Affairs Darren Wick said while replacing him was “too dramatic”, the shakeup needed to happen for Karl. (Credit: Getty)

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