On suggestions Deb Knight will replace him after filling in on the shift, he said: "She is very competent. She has had a hard year on the Today show so if she gets a new opportunity, that’s great for her."
Of course she is no stranger to Nine's devil-may-care attitude at the moment.
She was also pushed out of her role as Today host alongside Georgie Gardner to make way for the return of Nine's former cash cow-turned-fallen son, Karl Stefanovic.
"I am as shocked about this as everyone else," Karl told The Sydney Morning Herald at the time.
"It's not something I thought would ever come up again. I thought my time was up, but then, when I was sounded out about it, it got me thinking. It's a big job with enormous pressures and I know only too well some of those pitfalls, but it is also without question the best live TV job in Australia."
Responding to the news, Gardner said: "I was consulted two weeks ago about the future direction of the Today Show and naturally I'm disappointed with the outcome."