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Allison Langdon shuts down Karl's festive request

Allison Langdon shuts down Karl's festive request

After hosting Today together for two years, Allison Langdon is putting her foot down after a request from Karl Stefanovic. 

Karl approached Allison and asked if he could host the annual Carols by Candlelight event with her, to which she said no.

Speaking with Woman's Day, Allison explained why he won't be making an appearance. 

“I just told him no,” she admitted.

“He was desperate to co-host but David Campbell and I have such amazing singing voices - a real talent that unfortunately Karl lacks!”

Despite Karl's forced absence, Allison said she is very excited to have a live audience at Carols this year, after last year's crowd was unable to be present due to the pandemic. 

“I can't wait to be surrounded by people, particularly the little kids, singing together at the top of our lungs farewelling a year that has been pretty [tough] on a lot of people,” she added.

“I can't wait to celebrate with our families and loved ones, all the things we are grateful for.”

The 84th annual event will see a host of Australian musicians take to the stage to celebrate the festive season with fan-favourite Christmas carols. 

Performers including Dami Im, Casey Donovan, Lucy Durack and Isaiah Firebrace will belt out their favourite festive tunes, before the cast of the musicals Hamilton, Moulin Rouge and Frozen will also take to the stage.

Carols by Candlelight will air on Nine at 8:00pm on December 24th. 

Image credits: Getty Images

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