Earlier this month it was announced that Karl Stefanovic will be taking a break from his television duties over summer.
However, it is now being reported that the 47-year-old has quit his position as host of Channel Nine’s Today show.
New Idea is reporting that Stefanovic will head to the U.S next week, where he will keep a low profile before returning to Australia at some stage next year.
A friend of Karl’s told New Idea ‘It’s [public split] been a massive wake-up call and now he needs to get away.
‘The [Today] show has a break over the Christmas holiday, so it’s a good time for him to take the time off and do some soul-searching.’
Karl is apparently now ‘questioning some of his past behaviour, and knows he needs to change his ways,’ the unnamed source continued. ‘
There has been no comment from Channel 9 or Stefanovic but he was missing from Monday’s edition of the show.