Georgie Gardner was gloriously farewelled by the Today show staff this morning, marking the end of her seven years on the show. The whole process was — in a word — sickening. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. She also announced this morning her replacement would be "the very talented and quite simply fabulous Sylvia Jeffreys", a news reporter at Nine who will fill Gardner's role from next week. I almost recovered from my spontaneous stomach bug too ... then they serenaded Gardner with a rendition of Georgia and wheeled her children out on stage. Georgie’s leaving the Today Show to spend more time with family and will continue with Nine’s News and 60 Minutes. After a really challenging year we want to wish Georgie all the very best.”, Knight than awkwardly summed up her co-presenter’s contribution to the program, saying, “She gave it a red hot go.”. Credit: Supplied The answer to both those questions is simply ‘no’. So to recap: would Georgie Gardner like a full-time job back on TV? A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. A couple of weeks later on June 6, Gardner was given an epic farewell which was described as “horrifically OTT” by The Daily Telegraph’s David Campbell (not to be confused with the David Campbell who hosts Today Extra). REMEMBER that teary goodbye when Georgie Gardner left Today? Borat 2: Sacha Baron Cohen hits back at Donald Trump on Twit... Gogglebox Australia’s Tim Lai’s real age revealed. “We all know that this show, the hours are gruelling, you have to be extremely committed,” she said on air when announcing her intention to leave. Hell, they — and we — might see her next week for all we know. Montages. Gardner will continue to present Nine’s evening news bulletin on Friday and Saturday nights and will work across other news programs as understudy to the stars when they are away on leave. Georgie Gardner signed off from the Today Show for the last time this morning. "Everywhere we go Georgie we have people who stop us and all say how much they all look up to you, and particularly young girls. Montages. Georgie Gardner signed off from the Today Show for the last time this morning. Even a personal message from Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Don't have an account? While her on-air goodbye may have been much more subdued this time around, it appeared Gardner was marking the occasion off-air — she was photographed enjoying a champagne during lunch with friends on Sunday: Georgie Gardner and husband Tim Baker are pictured with friends having lunch and drinks yesterday. The whole process was — in a word — sickening. A deeply moved Fordham choked back tears to tell Gardner she had inspired young girls across Australia. Watch brand new episodes of The Spanish Princess now on Stan. Hell, they — and we — might see her next week for all we know. During her final show, Gardner broke down in tears after watching a tribute from legendary news anchor Brian Henderson who described her as “one of the finest newsreaders in the country”. “I still do the Friday and Saturday 6pm news. It couldn’t have been more different from 2014. Picture: KHAPGG / MEGASource:Mega, To join the conversation, please Log in. We encourage your comments but submitting one does not guarantee publication. © 2020 Radio Today Pty. Approving editor: Simon Black, Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain on the way as wintry spell continues, Amid a tense military conflict, one couple went ahead with their wedding, Melbourne wakes to final day of strictest COVID-19 lockdown, 9News Unmasked episode 10: 'The things newsreaders have vowed to never do again', 9News Unmasked episode seven: TJ's startling personality confession, 9News Unmasked episode six: Newsreaders collectively rack up more than 100 years of service. Now that’s a knock worth montages and video messages aplenty. Gardner is merely leaving the show after a seven-year stint at the desk. Georgie Gardner’s underwhelming Today show farewell was drastically different to her last one Georgie Gardner was given a short send-off from Today yesterday after being dumped as host. Is she being forced into retirement due to some chronic illness? Georgie Gardner’s farewell from the Today Show was horrifically OTT Georgie's tearful farewell from TODAY 0:43 Georgie Gardner has the whole team in tears as she says goodbye to the TODAY Show. Your email address will not be published. She was awarded Australia’s Best Newcomer in metro radio and is from a long line of strong female talent who have made the transition from radio to television. She isn’t even leaving the network for crying out loud. Georgie was in tears last time she left Today.Source:News Corp Australia. "I'm so thrilled, I could not be more thrilled to be joining this team," Jeffreys said of her appointment. “You didn’t read the small print — I retired from the Today but thank God the Nine network very kindly and generously have kept me on their books.” In case the ratings go down, she doesn’t say but everyone’s thinking it. HUGE statue of Borat appears at Aussie beach, © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. “No! Which is how many minutes of work ...? Followed by the obligatory studio party behind closed doors of course. I WAS sitting and eating my Rice Bubbles this morning when I was hit by a surging wave of physical illness. All that crying? It couldn’t have been more different from 2014. Picture: KHAPGG / MEGASource:Mega, All smiles: Georgie has a champers yesterday. Thank you very much! Georgie choked back tears (and so did we) as she reflected back on her time on Today, saying it has been a pleasure to get to know Australia.