Typical. One of Australia’s most-loved brother duos Karl and Peter Stefanovic have been at it again.
This time it was big brother Karl setting up a throng of screaming girls to greet little brother Peter as he returned home on Thursday morning after seven years living in the US and UK as Channel 9’s Europe, Africa and Middle East correspondent.
After more than 7 years as a foreign correspondent based in US & UK it’s time to head back to 9 HQ. What an absolute privilege. Thank you
— Peter Stefanovic (@peterstefanovic) February 24, 2015
Karl, 40, told The Today Show on Thursday morning that he had “asked for the morning off to greet him at the airport, to give him a bit cuddle” but his boss said no.
So he organised for “plenty of other people to greet Pete at the airport.”
Watch Peter Stevanovic’s welcome home parade:
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The Today Show host is well-known for being a bit of a larrikin and playing pranks on his colleagues, including calling co-host Lisa Wilkinson’s phone live on air and editing the newsreader’s autocue with amusing lines.
Karl also made a stand against women being subjected to criticism of their outfits by wearing the same suit on air for a year straight to see if anyone would notice – nobody did.
Meanwhile Peter, 32, has spent the best part of the last decade reporting from places such as Gaza during the 2012 Israeli-Palestine conflict, North Africa during 2011’s Arab Spring, South Africa when Nelson Mandela died in 2013 and London for the birth of Prince George in 2013.
Peter’s girlfriend Sylvia Jeffreys is also a reporter on the The Today Show, much to Karl’s joy – he has spent much of the past year expressing his desire for Peter and Jeffreys to tie the knot.
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