A Change.org petition has gathered more than 10,000 signatures in less than an hour after news broke of Lisa Wilkinson’s departure from Channel Nine’s Today Show.
“We would like Dicky to piss off to Ten instead and Lisa reinstated ASAP,” says the founder of the petition.
“In many ways, Wilkins left the show mentally in 2003 anyway, we are simply demanding the Nine Network make it official and bring back Lisa.”
Lisa Wilkinson parted ways with The Today Show after they refused to match her pay demand of being remunerated the same as Karl Stefanovic.
“Look, we simply couldn’t afford both Lisa and Karl, so we had to choose the person we felt brought the most value to the show,” Nine Chief Executive Hugh Marks said.
“And we freely acknowledge Lisa is a very talented woman who knows how to deliver hard news, manage her team effectively, interview major personalities with aplomb and is basically an all-star of Australian journalism…whereas Karl…well…he ate that hot meat pie once and…shit we chose the wrong one didn’t we,” a clearly upset Marks concluded.
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