Real reason Jacobs was cut from Today

 

Stevie Jacobs has broken his silence after being dropped from the Today show's 2020 line-up.

The weatherman was one of the big name casualties when Nine yesterday announced a raft of changes to Today, Today Extra and Weekend Today.

This morning on Instagram, Jacobs revealed why he was cut from the demanding gig next year.

"Sadly I can't commit to the future travel requirements of the job and have to put my beautiful daughters first," he wrote. "They are my world, my life and my joy … Looking forward to having breakfast with my girls and doing school drop off."

 

Stevie Jacobs with his two daughters.
Stevie Jacobs with his two daughters.

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Jacobs has two daughters from his seven-year marriage to Rose Jacobs which ended with a messy divorce in 2018.

In his post, Jacobs thanked the Today show, which he's been a part of for 15 years.

"I love the program and my colleagues dearly," the Channel 9 star wrote. "I couldn't be more proud of my achievements or more grateful for the opportunities I've had with Nine. I will miss my morning family madly and wish the new team all the best for 2020 and beyond.

"Thanks for the love and thanks for the laughs. It's been an incredible ride and I am a lucky man."

News.com.au understands Jacobs, who is currently in Antarctica, was blindsided by yesterday's announcement by Nine.

 

Today’s 2019 line-up of Tom Steinfort, Deborah Knight, Georgie Gardner and Steve Jacobs wasn’t a hit with viewers.
Today’s 2019 line-up of Tom Steinfort, Deborah Knight, Georgie Gardner and Steve Jacobs wasn’t a hit with viewers.

In a statement, the network said that Jacobs "will be leaving the Today team but may work on future projects with the network".

It's unclear what those projects might be, but Jacobs remains optimistic. "I hope to see you all back on the tellie soon," he wrote on Instagram.

Jacobs will be replaced on the revamped Today show by Tim Davies. The breakfast program will be hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon with Tracy Vo reading the news and Alex Cullen presenting the sport.

 



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