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Georgie Gardner leaves Today show with immediate effect after being axed

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Georgie Gardner has left Nine’s Today show with immediate effect, after it was confirmed she’d be replaced by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon in 2020.

The 49-year-old was absent from the breakfast program on Monday, with Deborah Knight and Tom Steinfort forced to give her an awkward send-off at 5:57am. 

‘We wanted to acknowledge our colleague and friend Georgie Gardner,’ began Deborah, who has also been axed and will leave the show at the end of the year. 

Shock: Georgie Gardner has left the Today show with immediate effect, after it was confirmed she'll be replaced by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon in 2020. Pictured Georgie on Sunday

Shock: Georgie Gardner has left the Today show with immediate effect, after it was confirmed she'll be replaced by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon in 2020. Pictured Georgie on Sunday

Shock: Georgie Gardner has left the Today show with immediate effect, after it was confirmed she’ll be replaced by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon in 2020. Pictured Georgie on Sunday

Deborah continued: ‘You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year we want to wish Georgie all the very best.’

Tom added: ‘She has been a committed and passionate member of the team here. I think particularly when she’s been sharing the stories of every day Australians who are doing it tough; these are issues that she wanted to focus on.

‘She has always been a woman of strength here, a woman of class, and also who could forget very wicked sense of humour that would just pop up from time to time as well.’

Goodbye: The 49-year-old was absent from the breakfast program on Monday, with Deborah Knight (right) and Tom Steinfort (left) forced to give her an awkward send-off at 5:57am

Goodbye: The 49-year-old was absent from the breakfast program on Monday, with Deborah Knight (right) and Tom Steinfort (left) forced to give her an awkward send-off at 5:57am

Goodbye: The 49-year-old was absent from the breakfast program on Monday, with Deborah Knight (right) and Tom Steinfort (left) forced to give her an awkward send-off at 5:57am

'You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year we want to wish Georgie all the very best,' said Deborah (left) on Monday

'You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year we want to wish Georgie all the very best,' said Deborah (left) on Monday

‘You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year we want to wish Georgie all the very best,’ said Deborah (left) on Monday

After Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl’s co-host in early 2018, Deborah reflected on the declining ratings and difficulties the show has faced since.   

‘She gave it a red hot go,’ said Deborah, who later replaced Karl as Georgie’s co-host in January, before ratings then reached new record lows. 

‘For now though, Georgie is enjoying the time with her family, friends, taking Wilbur the dog (for a walk) and we look forward to seeing you on our screens again soon.’

'She gave it a red hot go': Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl Stefanovic's (left) co-host on Today in early 2018, with Deborah admitting she had done her best to boost the ratings

'She gave it a red hot go': Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl Stefanovic's (left) co-host on Today in early 2018, with Deborah admitting she had done her best to boost the ratings

‘She gave it a red hot go’: Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl Stefanovic’s (left) co-host on Today in early 2018, with Deborah admitting she had done her best to boost the ratings

On Friday, Georgie’s last episode of Today delivered impressive ratings.

It attracted 191,000 metro viewers, which was a significant boost from the record low of 155,000 it reached earlier this month across the five major cities.

Speaking to 9Now on Saturday, Georgie appeared shocked by the network’s decision to axe herself and co-host Deborah Knight to reinstate Karl.

'Georgie is enjoying the time with her family,' said Deborah, who later replaced Karl as Georgie's co-host in January, before ratings then reached new record lows

'Georgie is enjoying the time with her family,' said Deborah, who later replaced Karl as Georgie's co-host in January, before ratings then reached new record lows

‘Georgie is enjoying the time with her family,’ said Deborah, who later replaced Karl as Georgie’s co-host in January, before ratings then reached new record lows

'I'm disappointed': Speaking to 9Now on Saturday, Georgie appeared shocked by the network's decision to axe herself and co-host Deborah Knight to reinstate Karl

'I'm disappointed': Speaking to 9Now on Saturday, Georgie appeared shocked by the network's decision to axe herself and co-host Deborah Knight to reinstate Karl

‘I’m disappointed’: Speaking to 9Now on Saturday, Georgie appeared shocked by the network’s decision to axe herself and co-host Deborah Knight to reinstate Karl

‘I was consulted two weeks ago about the future direction of the Today Show and naturally I’m disappointed with the outcome,’ she said in a brief statement.

‘I have no regrets, even though the scrutiny and public discourse has been daunting and disproportionate. It’s also at times been cruel.’ 

In 2020, Karl and Allison Langdon will front the struggling breakfast show.

Out: It was confirmed on Saturday that Deborah Knight (left) and Georgie (right) have been axed from the Today show, after debuting as co-stars in January

Out: It was confirmed on Saturday that Deborah Knight (left) and Georgie (right) have been axed from the Today show, after debuting as co-stars in January

Out: It was confirmed on Saturday that Deborah Knight (left) and Georgie (right) have been axed from the Today show, after debuting as co-stars in January 

Fresh format: Allison Langdon (left) and Karl Stefanovic (right) will front the show in 2020

Fresh format: Allison Langdon (left) and Karl Stefanovic (right) will front the show in 2020

Fresh format: Allison Langdon (left) and Karl Stefanovic (right) will front the show in 2020

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Amber Gill slams ex Michael Griffiths for claiming Love Island edited him

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She’s been very unlucky in love, enduring an ill-fated romance with fellow Love Island star Michael Griffiths and later Greg O’Shea. 

But Amber Gill, 21, hit back at Michael, 27,  at Winter Wonderland on Wednesday after he told MailOnline that Love Island’s edit made him the show’s bad boy because viewers didn’t get to see everything that took place. 

When told this, Amber said. ‘No, it wasn’t the edit. If you don’t say s***, they can’t show it.’ 

'If you don't say s***t, they can't show it': Amber Gill slammed ex Michael Griffiths at Winter Wonderland on Wednesday for claiming Love Island edited him to look bad

'If you don't say s***t, they can't show it': Amber Gill slammed ex Michael Griffiths at Winter Wonderland on Wednesday for claiming Love Island edited him to look bad

‘If you don’t say s***t, they can’t show it’: Amber Gill slammed ex Michael Griffiths at Winter Wonderland on Wednesday for claiming Love Island edited him to look bad 

Ouch! Michael had told MailOnline earlier that 'it was the edit' and said he couldn't understand why Amber had said that as they had been getting on

Ouch! Michael had told MailOnline earlier that 'it was the edit' and said he couldn't understand why Amber had said that as they had been getting on

Ouch! Michael had told MailOnline earlier that ‘it was the edit’ and said he couldn’t understand why Amber had said that as they had been getting on 

Michael had earlier told MailOnline, ‘It’s all about the edit, honestly,’ when asked why he was so disrespectful to Amber on the show. 

But he was keen to stress that he wasn’t annoyed by the show’s edit and that he was incredibly grateful to ITV and loved the whole experience.

He famously dumped the beauty for Joanna Chimonides, 22, after Amber was sent to nearby villa to Casa Amor, leaving her heartbroken over his decision.  

They then endured a series of rows with Michael famously calling her ‘chaldish’ when she called him out on his behaviour – then later tried to get back with her.  

Painful: He famously dumped the beauty for Joanna Chimonides, 22, after Amber was sent to nearby villa to Casa Amor, leaving her heartbroken over his decision

Painful: He famously dumped the beauty for Joanna Chimonides, 22, after Amber was sent to nearby villa to Casa Amor, leaving her heartbroken over his decision

Painful: He famously dumped the beauty for Joanna Chimonides, 22, after Amber was sent to nearby villa to Casa Amor, leaving her heartbroken over his decision

Ups and downs: They then endured a series of rows with Michael famously calling her 'chaldish' when she called him out on his behaviour - then later tried to get back with her

Ups and downs: They then endured a series of rows with Michael famously calling her 'chaldish' when she called him out on his behaviour - then later tried to get back with her

Ups and downs: They then endured a series of rows with Michael famously calling her ‘chaldish’ when she called him out on his behaviour – then later tried to get back with her

When MailOnline told Michael what Amber had said about him not being edited, he seemed taken aback. 

He said: ‘I’m surprised she said that, as I spoke to her on Tuesday and she said everything was fine between us and she had no hard feelings.’

Meanwhile, Michael has shown his caring side of late and he has created a 2020 calendar, with all profits going to charity. 

Embracing the single life: Amber has said she can't see herself dating anyone now

Embracing the single life: Amber has said she can't see herself dating anyone now

Embracing the single life: Amber has said she can’t see herself dating anyone now 

Congrats! Amber Gill celebrated moving into her lavish first home in London on Tuesday as she popped some prosecco open (but couldn't pop the cork) as she spent her £1m Miss Pap deal and £50k Love Island winnings wisely

Congrats! Amber Gill celebrated moving into her lavish first home in London on Tuesday as she popped some prosecco open (but couldn't pop the cork) as she spent her £1m Miss Pap deal and £50k Love Island winnings wisely

Congrats! Amber recently celebrated moving into her lavish first home in London and isn’t planning on moving anyone in anytime soon 

He has also said he plans to work on issues relating to mental health as he wants to give something back to society. 

After Michael, Amber was coupled up with Greg, 24, and the pair went on to win the show. But Greg broke up with her by text just weeks later, blaming distance.   

Now a little scarred by her experiences, she said: ‘I can’t see myself with anyone now. I’m quite happy on my own.

‘I’ve got my new flat and can’t imagine someone else’s things in there.’

For life: She spent time talking to Ovie Soko at the event, rather than Michael, who looked dashing in his casual wear

For life: She spent time talking to Ovie Soko at the event, rather than Michael, who looked dashing in his casual wear

For life: She spent time talking to Ovie Soko at the event, rather than Michael, who looked dashing in his casual wear 

When asked if she’s been flooded with offers from men since leaving the show, she said: ‘I have, but no one I am interested in.’    

Amber looked incredible on the night wearing a cosy looking white jumper under a matching teddy bear coat. 

She wore black leather leggings and wore a Chanel bag across her body – a treat to herself after winning half of the £50K Love Island prize fund. 

Her BFF Ovie Soko, 28, was also present on the night, and it’s clear he and Amber are still very good friends. She said: ‘Ah, he’s just so lovely.’ 

Showing his sweet side: Despite all this, Michael seems like a pretty nice guy and is releasing a 2020 calendar and donating the profits to charity

Showing his sweet side: Despite all this, Michael seems like a pretty nice guy and is releasing a 2020 calendar and donating the profits to charity

Showing his sweet side: Despite all this, Michael seems like a pretty nice guy and is releasing a 2020 calendar and donating the profits to charity 

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Lottie Moss is the spitting image of her model sister Kate

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They are half-sisters and both pursed the same career path as models.

And Lottie Moss is growing to look increasingly like her elder sibling Kate, judging by a picture of herself enjoying the festivities at the Winter Wonderland launch.

The model, 21, put on a giddy display as she held up her phone appearing to film her friends as they made the most of the London attraction on Wednesday evening.

Doppelganger: Lottie Moss is growing to look increasingly like her elder sibling Kate, judging by a picture of herself enjoying the festivities at the Winter Wonderland launch

Doppelganger: Lottie Moss is growing to look increasingly like her elder sibling Kate, judging by a picture of herself enjoying the festivities at the Winter Wonderland launch

Doppelganger: Lottie Moss is growing to look increasingly like her elder sibling Kate, judging by a picture of herself enjoying the festivities at the Winter Wonderland launch

Doppelganger: Lottie Moss is growing to look increasingly like her elder sibling Kate, judging by a picture of herself enjoying the festivities at the Winter Wonderland launch

Doppelganger: Lottie Moss is growing to look increasingly like her elder sibling Kate, judging by a picture of herself enjoying the festivities at the Winter Wonderland launch

As Lottie giggled while larking around with her pals she looked strikingly similar to her model sister, 45, who stormed the runway for decades during her career.

The social media star wrapped up warm for the night out, as she donned a black hooded jacket layered with a leather wrap coat tied around her midriff.

Opting for an all black look, Lottie teamed her look with a pair of skinny black jeans and some pointed patent leather heeled ankle boots. 

Stylish: The social media star wrapped up warm for the night out, as she donned a black hooded jacket layered with a leather wrap coat tied around her midriff.

Stylish: The social media star wrapped up warm for the night out, as she donned a black hooded jacket layered with a leather wrap coat tied around her midriff.

Stylish: The social media star wrapped up warm for the night out, as she donned a black hooded jacket layered with a leather wrap coat tied around her midriff.

Glam: She wore her signature blonde locks in a loose straight style, and accentuated her pretty features with soft touches of make-up in a pink pallet

Glam: She wore her signature blonde locks in a loose straight style, and accentuated her pretty features with soft touches of make-up in a pink pallet

Glam: She wore her signature blonde locks in a loose straight style, and accentuated her pretty features with soft touches of make-up in a pink pallet

Playful: The London native appeared to be having a whale of a time as she pulled cheeky facial expressions while chatting to her pals at a table in the event

Playful: The London native appeared to be having a whale of a time as she pulled cheeky facial expressions while chatting to her pals at a table in the event

Playful: The London native appeared to be having a whale of a time as she pulled cheeky facial expressions while chatting to her pals at a table in the event

Playful: The London native appeared to be having a whale of a time as she pulled cheeky facial expressions while chatting to her pals at a table in the event

Playful: The London native appeared to be having a whale of a time as she pulled cheeky facial expressions while chatting to her pals at a table in the event

Lottie carried her essentials for the evening in a crocodile leather bag, while otherwise keeping her accessories to a minimum.

She wore her signature blonde locks in a loose straight style, and accentuated her pretty features with soft touches of make-up in a pink pallet. 

The London native appeared to be having a whale of a time as she pulled cheeky facial expressions while chatting to her pals at a table in the event. 

Lottie’s appearance comes after she finally confirmed she had had a boob job, and told The Daily Mail it was her mum who encouraged her to have the procedure. 

Pals: Lottie was accompanied by her pal Jack Maynard at the event who has previously been rumoured to be dating her friend Georgia Toffolo

Pals: Lottie was accompanied by her pal Jack Maynard at the event who has previously been rumoured to be dating her friend Georgia Toffolo

Pals: Lottie was accompanied by her pal Jack Maynard at the event who has previously been rumoured to be dating her friend Georgia Toffolo

I whip my hair! Lottie appeared to be the joker of the group as she larked around at the table

I whip my hair! Lottie appeared to be the joker of the group as she larked around at the table

I whip my hair! Lottie appeared to be the joker of the group as she larked around at the table

I whip my hair! Lottie appeared to be the joker of the group as she larked around at the table

I whip my hair! Lottie appeared to be the joker of the group as she larked around at the table

The star first sparked speculation that she had the enlargement in 2017, when she stepped out sporting painful-looking scars on the bottom of her breasts.

She said: ‘I did my boobs and I’m very happy with that. You’ve got to spend money on yourself and you’ve got to treat yourself, and this is one of those little treats that women like to do.’

Lottie also explained that she had lip fillers, which is a procedure she ‘slightly regrets.’

It was also recently revealed by MailOnline that Made In Chelsea lothario Jamie Laing, 30, enjoyed a brief relationship with Lottie during a trip to Los Angeles last year – despite her being co-star Alex’s former girlfriend. 

Strike a pose! Lottie stopped to pose for snaps at the event before enjoying the festivities

Strike a pose! Lottie stopped to pose for snaps at the event before enjoying the festivities

Strike a pose! Lottie stopped to pose for snaps at the event before enjoying the festivities

Loving life: As Lottie giggled while larking around with her pals she looked strikingly similar to her model sister, 45, who stormed the runway for decades during her career

Loving life: As Lottie giggled while larking around with her pals she looked strikingly similar to her model sister, 45, who stormed the runway for decades during her career

Loving life: As Lottie giggled while larking around with her pals she looked strikingly similar to her model sister, 45, who stormed the runway for decades during her career

Loving life: As Lottie giggled while larking around with her pals she looked strikingly similar to her model sister, 45, who stormed the runway for decades during her career

Loving life: As Lottie giggled while larking around with her pals she looked strikingly similar to her model sister, 45, who stormed the runway for decades during her career

Mutual pals were left stunned when Jamie made the same mistake months later by starting a relationship with Sam Thompson’s ex Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo, 25, ultimately ending their friendship.

A source revealed to MailOnline: ‘Jamie and Lottie got together during a trip to LA last year. Alex was extremely hurt when he found out – Jamie was supposed to be one of his best friends and it felt like the ultimate betrayal.’

Lottie was also close friends with Jamie’s ex-girlfriend and former co-star Frankie Gaff, 25, prior to the fling, with the girls even living together.

After the relationship came to light among Chelsea circles, Lottie moved out of the flat they shared. 

Revelry: The model, 21, put on a giddy display as she held up her phone appearing to film her friends as they made the most of the London attraction on Wednesday evening

Revelry: The model, 21, put on a giddy display as she held up her phone appearing to film her friends as they made the most of the London attraction on Wednesday evening

Revelry: The model, 21, put on a giddy display as she held up her phone appearing to film her friends as they made the most of the London attraction on Wednesday evening

Anyone for a drink? Lottie returned to the table to rejoin her pals

Anyone for a drink? Lottie returned to the table to rejoin her pals

Anyone for a drink? Lottie returned to the table to rejoin her pals

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Bachelor star Megan Marx takes a SAVAGE swipe at Richie Strahan

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Bachelor star Megan Marx has taken a savage swipe at Richie Strahan, while giving her thoughts on the last season of the show.    

During an Instagram Q&A on Thursday, Megan was questioned by a fan about what she thought about Matt Agnew and the last season of the series. 

Megan appeared enamoured with the strapping astrophysicist, saying it was nice to have a ‘smart guy’ as the Bachelor

'Nice to have a smart guy': Bachelor star Megan Marx took a savage swipe at former Bachelor Richie Strahan (pictured) during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday

'Nice to have a smart guy': Bachelor star Megan Marx took a savage swipe at former Bachelor Richie Strahan (pictured) during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday

Hold up! Megan (pictured) took a savage swipe at Richie, when comparing him to Matt Agnew

Hold up! Megan (pictured) took a savage swipe at Richie, when comparing him to Matt Agnew

‘Nice to have a smart guy’: Bachelor star Megan Marx took a savage swipe at former Bachelor Richie Strahan during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday, when she compared him to Matt Agnew

‘Matt, I kind of wish he was my Bachelor,’ Megan said, cheekily. 

Then she delivered a blow to the ropes technician, when she compared him to the astrophysicist-turned-NAB data scientist. 

‘I thought he was great. It was nice to have a smart guy as the Bachelor.’ 

Megan also gave a candid response to what she thought of Angie Kent, after her season of the Bachelorette just ended. 

'I thought he was great. It was nice to have a smart guy as the Bachelor,' Megan said, with the beauty revealing she wished she was on Matt Agnew's (pictured) season.

'I thought he was great. It was nice to have a smart guy as the Bachelor,' Megan said, with the beauty revealing she wished she was on Matt Agnew's (pictured) season.

'It was nice to have a smart guy as the Bachelor,' Megan said. She appeared on Richie Strahan's (pictured) season

'It was nice to have a smart guy as the Bachelor,' Megan said. She appeared on Richie Strahan's (pictured) season

‘I thought he was great. It was nice to have a smart guy as the Bachelor,’ Megan said, with the beauty revealing she wished she was on Matt Agnew’s season. (L) Matt (R) Richie

The blonde beauty appeared impressed with her: ‘I wasn’t looking forward to her as a Bachelorette…but I thought Angie’s season was really fun.’ 

Elsewhere, she added that cast members of the reality dating shows are like ‘family’ as ‘everyone knows each other’.

Megan had an ill-fated romance with hunky Richie on the show, with her famously falling in love with buxom blonde co-star, Tiffany Scanlon.  

Touchy subject? Megan and Tiffany first met as contestants vying for Richie Strahan's heart on The Bachelor in 2016. Several months after filming wrapped, they began dating each other

Touchy subject? Megan and Tiffany first met as contestants vying for Richie Strahan's heart on The Bachelor in 2016. Several months after filming wrapped, they began dating each other

Touchy subject? Megan and Tiffany first met as contestants vying for Richie Strahan’s heart on The Bachelor in 2016. Several months after filming wrapped, they began dating each other

They made international headlines as the first same-sex couple to emerge from the dating show franchise, but split after nine months together.

At the time, Tiffany claimed the media interest was one reason for the split, writing on her blog: ‘The time I paid the price for fame. Was it worth it? Probably not.’

Since then, it was believed that the former flames had remained on friendly enough terms following their relationship breakdown.

However, Megan did take a parting shot at Tiffany late last year, when she said she would not get back together with her: ‘Not if we were the last people on earth.’  

Throwback: They made international headlines as the first same-sex couple to emerge from the dating show franchise, but split after nine months together

Throwback: They made international headlines as the first same-sex couple to emerge from the dating show franchise, but split after nine months together

Throwback: They made international headlines as the first same-sex couple to emerge from the dating show franchise, but split after nine months together

Following her split with Tiffany, bisexual blonde Megan was later in a relationship with Bachelor in Paradise co-star Jake Ellis. 

The couple split earlier this year, after a number of attempts trying to make their union work.   

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia in March, she said the pair are ‘never’ going to get back together again: ‘It’s done. It’s over.’  

Over! Following her split with Tiffany, bisexual blonde Megan was later in a relationship with Bachelor in Paradise co-star Jake Ellis (pictured)

Over! Following her split with Tiffany, bisexual blonde Megan was later in a relationship with Bachelor in Paradise co-star Jake Ellis (pictured)

Over! Following her split with Tiffany, bisexual blonde Megan was later in a relationship with Bachelor in Paradise co-star Jake Ellis (pictured) 

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