Questions are being asked as to why Karl Stefanovic mysteriously vanished off air halfway through the Today show this morning.
Stefanovic was on air until around 7:40am but offered no farewells and failed to reappear.
Tim Gilbert & Richard Wilkins shared hosting duties with Lisa Wilkinson thereafter.
On the show’s Facebook page viewers have begun asking questions:
-Why did Karl disappear halfway through this morning’s show?…
-Good morning to you all luv the show but what happened to Karl
-Where are you Karl? You disappeared
A Nine spokesperson said, “Karl is on leave for the next few days. He will be back on air at the end of next week. Ben Fordham will be filling in for him.”
Rumours are already gathering on whether his absence is linked to headlines surrounding his private life.
Fordham has previously defended his colleague, saying: ”Any questioning of his work ethic is completely ridiculous because work never ends for Karl.”