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'It makes me want to spew!' Viewers slam 'disturbing' Today show ad which stars Karl Stefanovic as cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter

By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:48 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 10:53 GMT, 3 February 2020

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Karl Stefanovic's return to the Today show alongside Allison Langdon has so far been a triumph. 

But a new Today show ad starring the 45-year-old as cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter from the 1991 film, The Silence of the Lambs, has been slammed by viewers as 'disturbing'. 

The clip, which aired on Monday night during the Married at First Sight premiere, featured Karl inside a class jail cell, speaking in a creepy to Allison, 40. 

'It makes me want to spew!' Viewers have slammed a 'disturbing' Today show ad starring Karl Stefanovic (pictured) as cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, which aired Monday

'It makes me want to spew!' Viewers have slammed a 'disturbing' Today show ad starring Karl Stefanovic (pictured) as cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, which aired Monday

The scene being re-created is one between Hannibal, played by Anthony Hopkins, and FBI agent Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, in the original film.  

As daunting music swells, Allison tells Karl, 'you better get used to those early mornings'. 

He answers: 'I've missed the smell of morning coffee' and makes a sucking motion with his mouth. 

Weird! The 45-year-old stars as cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter from the 1991 film, The Silence of the Lambs

Weird! The 45-year-old stars as cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter from the 1991 film, The Silence of the Lambs

Remake: The clip featured Karl inside a class jail cell, speaking in a creepy fashion to his Today show co-star Allison Langdon (pictured)

Remake: The clip featured Karl inside a class jail cell, speaking in a creepy to his Today show co-star Allison Langdon (pictured) 

Original: The scene being re-created is one between Hannibal, played by Anthony Hopkins, and FBI agent Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, in the original film (pictured)

Original: The scene being re-created is one between Hannibal, played by Anthony Hopkins, and

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