Karl Stefanovic and Richard Wilkins give Gladstone the thumbs up.The Today show team touch down in Gladstone.
Karl Stefanovic and Richard Wilkins give Gladstone the thumbs up.The Today show team touch down in Gladstone. Mike Richards GLA250917TODY

Today Show stars touch down in Gladstone

4:42PM: THE TODAY Show cast and crew have touched down at Gladstone Airport in preparation for their live broadcast from Seventeen Seventy tomorrow morning.

The stars of the popular breakfast program couldn't stick around for long, but co-host Karl Stefanovic had time to pose for a photo with entertainment editor Richard Wilkins, who gave Gladstone one of his trademark thumbs up.

 

 

10:42AM: SEVENTEEN Seventy will have its time in the sun tomorrow when millions of people right around Australia tune in to The Today Show.

The popular breakfast program will be broadcast live from the Seventeen Seventy foreshore after a collaborative effort between Discovery Coast Tourism, Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd and Gladstone Regional Council to draw it here.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said more people were discovering Seventeen Seventy and the wider Discovery Coast area in recent years and the broadcast would bring this "gem" to an even wider audience.

Highlights will include Chris de Aboitiz's attempt to break his own world record by catching a wave on his stand-up paddleboard with 26 dogs on board.

 

TOP SPOT: Today Show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson will broadcast live from Seventeen Seventy tomorrow morning.
TOP SPOT: Today Show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson will broadcast live from Seventeen Seventy tomorrow morning. Patrick Woods

The show's co-hosts, Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic, are two of Australian television's most popular personalities.

Stefanovic started his television career as a cadet journalist at WIN television in Rockhampton in 1994 and has been with The Today Show since 2005.

His co-host Lisa Wilkinson is a former international editor-in-chief of Cleo magazine and joined him on Today in 2007.

Cr Burnett has not publicised the cost to bring the program to 1770, but said "whatever the investment is, it's worth it."

The show will be broadcast from 5.30am to 9am tomorrow morning.



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