Today co-host Allison Langdon was rendered speechless by a vicious on stage swipe from weatherman Sam Mac of competing breakfast show Sunrise.
Today co-host Ally Langdon was left visibly rattled on the Logies stage tonight after copping a brutal sledge from Channel 7’s Sam Mac.
Sunrise weatherman Mac couldn’t resist a dig at his network’s competing breakfast show, taking aim at Today’s recent ratings woes while presenting the Most Outstanding Reality Show award with Langdon.
“Hello to our rival breakfast show, the Today show, possibly our biggest rivals behind the ABC,” he shot to groans from the audience as Langdon winced uncomfortably.
The reference was to Today recently falling to third in the brekkie TV ratings war for the first time ever, trailing behind both Sunrise and the ABC’s News Breakfast.
But it didn’t stop there.
After Langdon declared that she’d “stopped listening,” to Mac’s spiel about Karl Stefanovic not appearing onstage to present the award, Mac followed up with a second veiled dig at the Today team, saying — with a hefty hint of sarcasm — that he was glad there are “no egos on breakfast TV any more”.
It wasn’t the only mention of Today’s falling ratings, with controversial Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson quipping of his memorable red wine fuelled speech in 2019: “I wasn’t drunk early in the morning in the third-highest rating breakfast show, am I right? I did it where it belongs.
“Third-highest rating breakfast show,” Gleeson added for emphasis.
Stefanovic put on one of the most memorable episodes of Today after the Logies back in 2009, slurring his words and laughing uncontrollably as it became apparent he was still intoxicated.
Tonight, he’s poked fun at his cheeky past, brandishing a packet of Panadol to the camera as it panned across his table.