She said the one thing she was looking forward to the most after quitting the Today show was spending mornings with her family and taking her children to school.
And Allison Langdon did just that on her first day off from breakfast TV on Monday.
The mother-of-two, 43, looked well-rested and relaxed as she and her husband Mike Willesee Jr. did the morning school run.
Allison Langdon spent the morning with her husband Mike Willesee Jr. and their children on her first day off from breakfast TV on Monday
The mother-of-two looked well rested and relaxed as she and her husband Mike Willisee did the morning school run
Ally was typically stunning in a casual chic ensemble, slipping her slender figure in a pair of beige baggy trousers teamed with a sleeveless turtleneck cream top.
She wore a pair of comfortable slides on her feet and accessorised with Ray-Ban sunglasses.
With barely any makeup on her face she was glowing and sported a slight tan.
The incoming A Current Affair host enjoyed a coffee in the sunshine
Ally hosted her last ever Today show last Friday.
The blonde beauty broke down in uncontrollable tears as Karl Stefanovic paid a very emotional tribute to his ‘very dear friend’ and beloved co-host of almost three years.
Ally choked up as Karl sung her praises and said she was the perfect fit to step into her late father-in-law Mike Willesee’s shoes on A Current Affair.
‘It has been an honour to be friends with you and it is an honour to be a colleague of someone taking the chair of the OG, Mike Willessee,’ Karl said.
Allison Langdon broke down in uncontrollable tears on her last day of hosting the Today show on Friday as Karl Stefanovic paid a very emotional tribute to his beloved co-host of three years
‘The history there is profound. And you will, like this, make this role your own, your brilliant own. So let’s rise and make a toast to Ally,’ he continued.
‘Thank you Ally. You made us all better,’ Karl added, before playing a montage of Ally’s best moments on Today from her impeccable and sometimes emotional reporting, to her fun times on the desk and the pair’s playful banter together.
After Karl’s kind words, Ally said: ‘You are one of my dearest friends, you’ve held my hand over the past three years.’
Ally was also joined by her husband Michael Willesee Jr. and their two young children, Mack and Scout.
The 43-year-old choked up as Karl sung her praises and told her she was the perfect fit to step into her late father-in-law Mike Willesee’s shoes on A Current Affair
During the emotional tribute from her family, Michael said that he wished his late father could be there to see the blonde accept her promotion.
Ally’s parents also appeared via live feed to congratulate Ally, praising her ‘kindness’ and saying how ‘proud’ they were of their daughter.
Earlier in the morning, Allison was hilariously pranked with Karl and her colleagues getting her Mercedes-Benz to be towed away from the Channel Nine car park.
Weatherman Tim Davies was in on the gag, meeting a 24-hour towing company to remove her vehicle from her Today show car spot.
An emotional Ally hugged her co-stars on the morning show
He helped the towing company hook the car up to a truck as Ally watched on in horror.
‘What? You have got to be kidding me,’ Ally she screamed as she pointed to the screen.
‘We are having an Allison Langdon fire sale, including her car,’ Tim said.
‘How much does a German junk like this get? Never had a tub. Never looked after. A bit like Ally,’ he added.
‘We will shift it on out as she goes off to the bright lights of prime time and we will park it somewhere else. Wherever A Current Affair park.’
The roasting didn’t stop their either, with guests ribbing Ally about her alleged flatulence at home.
Earlier in the morning, Allison was hilariously pranked with Karl and her colleagues getting her Mercedes-Benz to be towed away from the Channel Nine car park
Weatherman Tim Davies was in on the gag, meeting a 24-hour towing company in the Channel Nine car park to remove her vehicle from her Today show spot
Radio star Dee Dee Dunleavy said: ‘I would like to say that the family whistleblower who says that Ally farts, there are clouds of rainbows and unicorns flowing through them, they would be very special farts,’ she said to laughs from the panel.
Channel Nine confirmed on Sunday that Ally will be abandoning her co-hosting role at Today to replace outgoing ACA host Tracy Grimshaw, 62.
Karl, 48, wasted no time discussing the big news on Monday’s broadcast, opening the show by singing along to The Beach Boys song Kokomo: ‘She’ll go out to sea, when she goes to ACA!’
‘Allison Langdon everyone, the new host of ‘A Current Affair’, of course. Congratulations, Ally,’ he declared, turning to Langdon.
‘I wasn’t sure what you would do this morning. I knew it would be something,’ Ally beamed.
‘I spent the whole weekend working on that,’ Karl joked, as Langdon mused: ‘I could tell. The production value had your name all over it!’
Karl took a cheeky jab at co-host Ally on Monday hours after Nine confirmed she was quitting the Today show to host A Current Affair
Karl appeared surprised by her brutal response, firing back: ‘That’s all the Today show’s production value is. That part of the reason you have moved on?’
Blushing, Langdon assured Karl: ‘I’m excited but bittersweet to be leaving the morning team which is amazing.’
However, Karl couldn’t resist taking another dig at his co-host as he announced: ‘We’ve got a big week planned for you,’ before turning to Langdon and uttering: ‘Don’t go anywhere, not as if you can anyway.’
He wasted no time discussing the big news on Monday’s broadcast, opening the show by singing along to The Beach Boys song Kokomo: ‘She’ll go out to sea, when she goes to ACA!’
He proceeded to take several other digs at his co-host throughout Monday’s broadcast.
While announcing an upcoming interview with Langdon’s replacement Sarah Abo, 35, Karl wryly declared: ‘Out with the old. In with the new.’
‘Say hello to the Today Show 2023 team, Ally’s brilliant replacement joins us on the couch a little later on,’ he added.
He proceeded to take several other digs at his co-host throughout Monday’s broadcast, including while announcing an upcoming interview with Ally’s replacement Sarah Abo, 35, (pictured)
Elsewhere, Karl made reference to the cringeworthy moment Grimshaw seemingly rejected Ally’s hug and instead embraced Karl during the TV veteran’s emotional farewell last week.
Grimshaw, who wrapped up her 17-year run as host on the show on Thursday night, was seen walking through a guard of honour when she appeared to ignore Langdon in the crowd.
The veteran host has since claimed she simply didn’t see Ally because she was too overwhelmed by the fanfare.
Elsewhere, Karl made reference to the cringeworthy moment Grimshaw seemingly rejected Ally’s hug during the TV veteran’s emotional farewell last week
‘After brutally being snubbed at Tracy’s farewell , she has been named as Tracy’s replacement,’ Karl mocked as footage of the viral moment played.
‘Oh no! Not again,’ Ally groaned, before bursting into laughter.
‘That’s right. Jacqui Lambie, she’s turning her back on breakfast TV. Basically, Jacquie, turning her back on you,’ he joked.
‘I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful and hard-working team at Today, who manage to inform the nation every morning while also having a lot of fun,’ Sarah, 35, said in a press release.
Allyleft the Today show to host A Current Affair in the New Year, following Tracy Grimshaw’s shock departure
‘I have been incredibly fortunate to work alongside some of the country’s finest journalists at 60 Minutes and travel the nation and world bringing stories to Australian audiences,’ she went on.
‘It is an absolute privilege to meet so many inspirational people and help tell their stories. I can’t wait to put everything I’ve learned from those amazing experiences into my new role at Today.
‘The 3am alarm will be an adjustment, but I’m looking forward to keeping Karl on his toes. I know Ally will make a success of the move to ACA and I can’t wait to watch her in the chair’.
Sarah has become a familiar face on the breakfast program, recently filling in for Allison numerous times. Pictured alongside Karl
She will join the Today show team of Karl, Alex Cullen, Brooke Boney and Tim Davies on Monday 16 January, 2023.
Sarah has become a familiar face on the breakfast program, recently filling in for Ally numerous times.
Karl said that while he will ‘miss’ his former co-star Langdon, he is excited to work with Abo.
‘Ally has been extraordinary over the last three years,’ he said in a press release on Sunday.
‘I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful and hard-working team at Today, who manage to inform the nation every morning while also having a lot of fun,’ Sarah, 35, said on Sunday
‘Battling through some tough personal physical obstacles to broadcast to the country during really difficult times. She’s an incredible broadcaster and I’ll miss working with her tremendously. Though, I won’t miss her dancing,’ he joked.
‘Fortunately, Sarah is a gifted dancer and singer. More importantly, she’s a brilliant interviewer and has the most wicked sense of humour. I can’t wait for the country to see all of those wonderful qualities every day at breakfast.’
Nine’s Director of Morning Television, Steven Burling called Abo’s appointment, ‘a massive coup for Today’.
Adding: ‘Sarah has been outstanding in the Today hosting chair these past 12 months when filling in for Ally.
Karl said that while he will ‘miss’ Ally, he is excited to work with Sarah
‘Sarah’s reputation precedes her; she is a compelling interviewer and journalist, as we’ve seen, not only on 60 Minutes, but also during her time at SBS and Ten.
‘Professionally, she is at the top of her game and just as importantly, Sarah is an amazing person who will help drive Today to continued success in 2023. We’re very fortunate to have Sarah as part of our team.’
Sarah started her career at Network 10, spending two years in the Adelaide newsroom before making the move back to Melbourne, and in 2013 to joining SBS as a journalist and presenter.
She has covered major international events including the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the 2016 US presidential election and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, and the 2017-18 refugee crisis in Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.
Since joining 60 Minutes in 2019, Sarah has covered major investigations and interviewed former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair
Since joining 60 Minutes in 2019, Sarah has covered major investigations and interviewed former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, and secured Australian-first interviews with climate activist Greta Thunberg, Ukrainian first lady Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska, and one of the Taliban’s most powerful leaders Suhail Shaheen.
Sarah was born in Damascus, Syria and moved to Australia with her family when she was four.
A Melbournian at heart, Sarah will be based out of Sydney for the Today show.
Ally will step into the coveted role at A Current Affair in the New Year, after longtime host Grimshaw quit in September.
Ally will step into the coveted role at A Current Affair in the New Year, after longtime host Grimshaw quit in September