The Today show’s plans to win back female viewers took another blow after after panellists Tony Jones and Tom Steinfort made some questionable comments about Dolly Parton.
Following a segment covering the Grammy Awards, which saw Dolly perform her classic ‘Jolene’ with goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Steinfort commented: ‘She is age defying and gravity defying!’
A shocked entertainment reporter Brooke Boney responded: ‘I beg your pardon, Tom Steinfort!’
Jones then decided he would add his two cents when he chipped in with this cringe-worthy attempt at humour:
‘Seeing those two on stage, I thought, was fantastic… and Miley of course.’
Brooke was then forced to laugh it all off: ‘Too many boys. See what happens when we get them together!’
Meanwhile, poor Georgie Gardner looked far from impressed:
‘There we go, there we go. It’s a dysfunctional family at work. Let’s get someone to save us. Deb, over to you.’
Back in 2016, Tony Jones made headlines after trying to kiss Rebecca Judd on her last day at work before going on maternity leave, and she instinctively pulled away and yelped, before laughing.