August 13, 2022

Peter Overton has revealed he was supplied Karl Stefanovic’s job as In the present day co-host alongside spouse Jessica Rowe. 

The veteran Channel 9 newsreader dropped the bombshell on Rowe’s Large Discuss Present podcast on Wednesday.  

Rowe debuted on In the present day alongside Stefanovic in 2006, earlier than controversially departing the community in 2007. 

The odd couple: Peter Overton has revealed he was supplied Karl Stefanovic ‘s (pictured left in 2007) job as In the present day co-host alongside spouse Jessica Rowe (proper)

‘I keep in mind them (Channel 9 executives) saying, “Oh, perhaps you and Jessica might host the present collectively?” Overton stated, as his spouse gasped on the reminiscence. 

Overton continued, ‘I stated, “You’re kidding me? You’re going to destroy two careers, destroy a wedding and destroy a program in a single hit? No thanks.”

Karl Stefanovic was Rowe’s co-host on the time, suggesting that Overton would probably have taken over his function.

Rowe took over from Tracey Grimshaw within the function in January 2006 however her tenure on the present was marred by controversy, together with claims community boss Eddie McGuire threatened to ‘bone’ (sack) her by Might 2006. 

‘When ought to we bone her? I reckon it ought to be subsequent week,’ 9’s former head of reports, Mark Llewellyn, claimed McGuire stated of the community star. 

The previous Collingwood AFL membership president strenuously denied these claims.

Nonetheless in Might 2007, Rowe left the community amid alleged ‘cost disputes’ after her return from maternity go away. 

Overton recalled his fury at studying that Rowe had subsequently been fired from the morning present.  

Family: Overton and his wife, former Studio 10 presenter Jessica Rowe are pictured her with their daughters Allegra, 14, and Giselle, 12

Household: Overton and his spouse, former Studio 10 presenter Jessica Rowe are pictured her with their daughters Allegra, 14, and Giselle, 12 

‘I used to be able to stop Channel 9 as a result of I used to be so upset on the means you had been handled,’ Overton recalled, earlier than including that his spouse of 18 years talked him out of the stance. 

‘You stated to me, “We’ve received a mortgage to pay buster, don’t make a silly determination”.’ 

Rowe added that she’d suggested her husband: ‘We will’t implode two of our careers on the identical time. It might be a catastrophe.’  

Overton and Rowe not too long ago celebrated their 18th wedding ceremony anniversary. 

The couple share two daughters, Allegra 14, and Giselle, 12, and first met when Jess was doing work expertise at Channel 9 when she was 19.

Love story: Overton and Rowe recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary

Love story: Overton and Rowe not too long ago celebrated their 18th wedding ceremony anniversary

‘As we had been speaking I used to be considering, “Why can’t I meet a pleasant man like this? Why am I not attracting actually good, first rate folks like this lovely man?”‘ she instructed Mamamia in Might 2018.

‘It was a beautiful evening, you recognize. We had been simply chatting, and off I went and off he went.’

Jessica stated she was later lamenting about her single standing to her good friend and colleague on the time, rugby league reporter Tony Peters.

She talked about that she thought Peter appeared ‘very nice’, and Tony revealed that he knew him and supplied to offer him a name on her behalf.

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Peter ultimately agreed to take Jessica out, however provided that she known as him, which led to them having a ‘pretty evening’.

‘I assumed, “Rattling it. I’ll ring.” As a result of I’d requested blokes out earlier than – typically you must. So I rang Petey and, I’ll always remember, he stated to me, “I like your