Could Sylvia Jeffreys Return To The Today Show?
Sylvia Jeffreys was one of the many victims of the mass cull of faces on breakfast TV show, The Today Show, at the end of last year.
Viewers were shocked and understandably a bit upset when it was announced that big names, including Sylvia, her husband Peter Stefanvoic and brother-in-law Karl Stefanovic were given the boot.
Sylvia joined the Kyle and Jackie O show this morning to speak about the incident, and while she’s found a great gig in working on Nine’s A Current Affair at the moment, of course a big question on everyone’s mind was would she ever make a brekkie TV return.
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And it looks like she’s certainly not ruling it out!
“Would you ever go back to the Today Show?” asked Beau Ryan, who was filling in for Kyle.
“Beau, you never say never in television,” Sylvia replied. “I think everybody knows that.”
Sylvia also spoke about how much she enjoyed her time working on The Today Show and how she really does miss it.
“I miss everyone at the today show. I have so many good friends still working behind the scenes there and on the show of course as well with the new line up,” she continued.
“I do miss that side of things. I miss the camaraderie of the team… It was a lot of fun.”
Sylvia also spoke about the moment that she found out that her, Peter and Karl would be finishing up on the Today Show, saying that it came as quite a shock and that at the time she didn’t know how to take it.
“Now looking back, six months on looking back at where things were, I can see that I think that was the right thing for me… There was a lot of pressure in the valve and I think that everyone is in a much better place today than they were six months ago,” she continued.
“I thought all sorts of things at the time, because it was a really weird time to be perfectly honest… It was a strange time and it was mass upheaval… We didn’t see it coming. Not on that extent.”
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As for the timing of the upheaval, Sylvia said that it all happened right after they returned from Karl’s wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough in Mexico.
“It was a series of phone calls over a few different days just after we got back from Mexico… We were in Queensland with my family.
“So it was good, I was around my family and Pete is very much embedded in my family as much as I am in his and so it was a really nice place to be at that time.”
Sylvia concluded by saying that it certainly wasn’t an easy time in her life, but she was glad to not have to go through it all alone.
“It was testing, there’s no doubt about that. Big changes for my husband, big changes for me at the same time, big changes for my brother-in-law. There’s no point pretending that’s easy, fun and delightful.
“But we all stuck together and got through it.”