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Nine announces new Weekend Today hosts

Allison Langdon and Peter Stefanovic will co-host Weekend Today, beginning January 20.
Allison Langdon and Peter Stefanovic will co-host Weekend Today, beginning January 20.

THE two new faces of Weekend Today have been revealed following the departure of former co-hosts Tom Steinfort and Deb Knight.

In a statement, Nine announced that 60 Minutes reporters Allison Langdon and Peter Stefanovic will be presenting the show every Saturday and Sunday from January 20, with Jayne Azzopardi continuing as newsreader.

Peter Stefanovic.
Peter Stefanovic.

Meanwhile, Steinfort - who had been co-hosting the show since early 2017, has moved to a full-time reporting role on 60 Minutes.

Last month, Nine revealed that Knight will be vacating the host's chair after six years.

She'll now be delivering the 6pm news bulletin in Sydney on Friday and Saturday nights, and also acting as a fill-in for regular weekday host Peter Overton.

The announcement is just the latest shake-up for the Today series, which saw the sensational exit of Lisa Wilkinson late last year.

After weeks of speculation, it was confirmed former Today newsreader Georgie Gardner would be returning to co-host alongside Karl Stefanovic in 2018.

Appearing on the show last November, Gardner described the gig as "an enormous privilege" and said she would not go easy on Stefanovic with whom she's had a slightly rocky relationship with in the past.

"You're all right, Karl," Gardner said.

"I'm assuming with you we pick up where we left off. That is me running amok and you keeping me in line," she said.

"Jokes aside, you know how much respect I've had for you. There's been a bit of conjecture over the last few weeks how we feel about each other, loathe each other," she joked.

"You know, we have had our bumps, we've had our laughs."

Gardner will officially start her new role later this month.

Allison Langdon. Picture: Christian Gilles
Allison Langdon. Picture: Christian Gilles

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