I should host Logies: Stefanovic backflips on boycott
TODAY host Karl Stefanovic has backtracked on his Logie Awards boycott after sensationally threatening to detach himself from the awards following news it's moving away from Melbourne after more than 30 years.
The 43-year-old reacted after the Victorian government announced the decision to withdraw its bid to host next year's event, claiming it was "time to pass on the baton".
Now, it has been revealed that Queensland's Gold Coast will host the much-anticipated awards as part of a new four-year deal - and Stefanovic is singing a very different tune.
"I think I should definitely be hosting it," he told TV Week today.
"It will be fun and great to have it here. Queenslanders love their TV and they will come and support it for sure."
Stefanovic even suggested it was time for his co-stars to win a top gong.
"I think it's time for Lisa Wilkinson and Sylvia Jeffreys to win a Gold Logie," he told the publication.
"I'd love them to take it out, they are the best females hosts in the country, they deserve the accolades. After all, they do work with me every day."
But just four days ago Stefanovic branded the decision as "disgusting" during an explosive rant.
"I'm telling you right now - if the Logies move from Melbourne I'm boycotting them. I will not be going to the Logies if they're outside of Melbourne," he told co-host Lisa Wilkinson this week.
"This is a joke of giant proportions - Kevin Andrews has lost the plot completely.
"For $1 million the advertising Victoria gets is second to none. You may as well have the Ekka in Perth. You may as well have the Hamilton Island race week on Fitzroy Island.
"This is disgusting and I will be boycotting the Logies until they're back in Melbourne at Crown Casino."
Originally published as Karl backflips on Logies boycott threat