Jessica Rowe returns to the Today show after her shock boning

Jessica Rowe made a surprise appearance on the Today show on Monday after once saying that 'hell would freeze over first' before she would make a return to the program. 

The 48-year-old hosted the show back in 2006 alongside Karl Stefanovic, but sensationally left a year later after Eddie McGuire, then Nine's chief executive, allegedly asked when he could fire her from the role. 

But it appears Jessica has moved on from the incident, returning to the breakfast program to promote her book, Diary of a Crap Housewife. 

Time heals all wounds? Jessica Rowe, 48, appeared on Monday's Today show to promote her new book, 13 years after THAT 'boning' incident

Time heals all wounds? Jessica Rowe, 48, appeared on Monday's Today show to promote her new book, 13 years after THAT 'boning' incident

It may have surprised some viewers, as the mother-of-two previously described her stint on the network as 'a dark time' in her life. 

Jessica, dressed in a red and pink floral frock, appeared happy and upbeat as she was interviewed by hosts Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight on the program. 

Jessica began her career in television as a receptionist for Channel Nine and worked her way up to news presenter for Channel Ten in 1996.

She was thrust into the spotlight in 2006 when she moved to Channel Nine to host the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic, replacing Tracy Grimshaw. 

Back then: It may surprise some viewers, as Jessica previously described her stint on the network as 'a dark time' in her life. Pictured as co-host of Today, alongside Karl Stefanovic in January 2006

Back then: It may surprise some viewers, as Jessica previously described her stint on the network as 'a dark time' in her life. Pictured as co-host of Today, alongside Karl Stefanovic in January 2006 

Scandal struck when Eddie McGuire, then Nine's chief executive, allegedly asked when he could 'bone' Jessica - with reports suggesting the word meant to 'sack' her.  

He reportedly made the comments during a chat with his then deputy Jeffrey Browne and Nine's head of news and current affairs, Mark Llewellyn.   

'What are we going to do about Jessica? When should we bone her? I reckon it should be next week,' Eddie reportedly asked at the time.

Headlines: Scandal struck in 2006 when Eddie McGuire (pictured with Jessica), then Nine's chief executive, allegedly asked when he could 'bone' Jessica - with reports suggesting the word meant to 'sack' her

Headlines: Scandal struck in 2006 when Eddie McGuire (pictured with Jessica), then Nine's chief executive, allegedly asked when he could 'bone' Jessica - with reports suggesting the word meant to 'sack' her 

A look at Jessica Rowe's TV career  

1996 - Began her career in television as a receptionist for Channel Nine

1996 - Worked her way up to news presenter for Channel Ten 

2006 - Began co-hosting the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic   

2006 -

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