Today host Karl Stefanovic to host Nine's State of Origin coverage

Today host Karl Stefanovic reveals his surprising new job at Channel Nine as he prepares to front the network's State of Origin coverage

By Zoe Burrell For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:41 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 23:41 GMT, 28 October 2020

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Karl Stefanovic has made no secret of his love for rugby league.

And on Thursday, the Today show presenter revealed he'd landed his dream job co-hosting Channel Nine's State of Origin coverage in Adelaide.

Discussing his new gig on air, the 46-year-old footy fanatic explained that he was 'so excited' to get started. 

New gig: On Thursday, Karl Stefanovic revealed that he has landed his dream role co-hosting Channel Nine's coverage of the State of Origin in Adelaide next week

New gig: On Thursday, Karl Stefanovic revealed that he has landed his dream role co-hosting Channel Nine's coverage of the State of Origin in Adelaide next week

'Ever since I was two years of age, watching Queensland win 20 years in a row, State of Origin has been a part of the fabric of our being when we grew up in Queensland,' he said.

'I am so excited. I have been asked to fly to Adelaide and co-host the coverage with [sports presenter] James Bracey next week.' 

While Karl is an avid Queensland

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