Written by Zoë Holloway, November 9, 2016

Karl Stefanovic is in the midst of a split from wife Cassandra Thorburn, and now the TV host has been forced by Channel Nine to take a break to deal with his family issues.

And while the his mandatory holiday from work is expected to be at least a month, the 42-year-old is ‘happy to take a holiday at the end of the year,’ according to his manager.


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  TV personality Karl Stefanovic and his wife Cassandra Thorburn arrive on the red carpet ahead of the 2011 Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on May 1, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Channel Nine’s news boss, Darren Wick – the man behind the decision to give Karl time away from work – told The Daily Telegraph, ‘Previously what we’ve done with Karl is that he has often shot 60 Minutes stories over the summer. We don’t want him doing that this year – just have a break.’

‘Obviously what he’s working through with his family situation… he needs to have a break and just rest and spend time with his family. He’s going to do that and come back fresh next year,’ he adds.


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