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Karl makes Gladstone butt of joke over Kimye rumours

GLADSTONE has been given a shout out on the Today Show over the rumours that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were looking at buying Turtle Island.

Media outside of Gladstone were yesterday reporting that the celebrity couple were looking at buying the $5 million retreat off Gladstone.

The man managing the real estate deal, Coldwell Banker's Richard Vanhoff, said he had showed a high-profile overseas visitor around the island on Friday.

Host Karl Stefanovic this morning said he thought the rumour was a good one,  and mentioned the "fantastic industry" around Gladstone.

"Up near the Boyne Smelter up there," he said of the island.

"Just fantastic industry around Gladstone. There's nothing like that Boyne Smelter.

"We do love the Boyne Smelter. Morning to everyone up there in Gladstone, off to work at the Boyne Smelter ."

Host Lisa Wilkinson was more supportive, saying the area around Turtle Island was a beautiful part of the world.

"All of the islands off Gladstone are incredible," she said. "Heron's around there."

Gossip guru Richard Reid presented the item about the rumours.

"Some say she wants to make a little playground for North. I say she wants an Australian getaway," he gushed.

"And that would be a perfect location. An island fit for a king and queen of all things media and publicity."

Gladstone Area Promotion Development Ltd tourism executive officer Karen Sweeney has taken to Twitter to invite the Today Show team to Gladstone.

What did you think about Karl Stefanovic's comments?

This poll ended on 20 December 2014.

There's more to Gladstone than smelters. He should get out more - 26%

Gladstone is an industry town. Why deny it? - 56%

I didn't think they were that bad - 4%

Lisa was right. The region is beautiful - 12%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  boyne smelters limited gladstone heron island kim kardashian today show



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