Karl Stefanovic spotted in watermelon shorts and Gucci trainers amid Lisa ...

Karl Stefanovic spotted in watermelon shorts and Gucci trainers amid Lisa ...
Karl Stefanovic spotted in watermelon shorts and Gucci trainers amid Lisa ...

His former Today show co-host Lisa Wilkinson is set to release her bombshell memoir - which will make a number of explosive claims about him - on November 3.

But Karl Stefanovic looked completely unfazed by the impending release on Monday as he donned some questionable attire while spending time at his home in Sydney.

The 47-year-old appeared calm and collected as he took the bins out while sporting a pair of kooky watermelon shorts teamed with suede Gucci sneakers.

Kooky: Today host Karl Stefanovic appeared unfazed by the impending release of Lisa Wilkinson's book as he stepped out on Monday in watermelon shorts and Gucci sneakers

Kooky: Today host Karl Stefanovic appeared unfazed by the impending release of Lisa Wilkinson's book as he stepped out on Monday in watermelon shorts and Gucci sneakers

He teamed the quirky outfit with a pair of long white socks, which sat around his ankles, and a black Adidas shirt.

Karl shielded his eyes from the sun with a pair of oversized shades, and had a slight smile on his face as he noticed photographers.

The sighting comes just days before Wilkinson's new book, It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This, is set to be released.

Trendy: He teamed the look with a pair of white long socks which sat around his ankles, and a black Adidas shirt

Trendy: He teamed the look with a pair of white long socks which sat around his ankles, and a black Adidas shirt

In it, she makes a series of explosive claims about Karl - alleging he 'gave her the cold shoulder' when she left the show and claims there was a salary disparity between the pair.

Yet despite the negative claims, a report in New Idea on Monday says that Stefanovic has 'never had so much fan mail' in light of the scandal, and allege he's even lobbying for a new role at Channel Nine because of it. 

'The thing about Karl is that he thrives during these situations,' the source claims. 'It seems Lisa's long-anticipated book release may have backfired - Karl has never had so much fan mail.

Bombshell claims: Lisa Wilkinson, 61, makes several explosive claims about Karl in It Wasn't Meant To Be Like This, including that he 'gave her the cold shoulder' when she left the show and that there was a salary disparity between them

Bombshell claims: Lisa Wilkinson, 61, makes several explosive claims about Karl in It Wasn't Meant To Be Like This, including that he 'gave her the cold shoulder' when she left the show and that there was a salary disparity between them

New challenge: The insider added that Karl has apparently gone to Nine bosses to 'plump up' his deal with the network, wanting to replace Ben Fordham (right) as host on Australian Ninja Warrior. Ben (pictured with co-host Rebecca Maddern) announced he was leaving the show earlier this month to focus on his radio gig

New challenge: The insider added that Karl has apparently gone to Nine bosses to 'plump up' his deal with the network, wanting to replace Ben Fordham (right) as host on Australian Ninja Warrior. Ben (pictured with co-host Rebecca Maddern) announced he was leaving the show earlier this month to focus on his radio gig 

'If Lisa keeps chipping away, there could be a perception that she's now gone too far, having a go at the man she shared mornings with for 11 years.'

The insider added that Karl has apparently gone to Nine bosses to 'plump up' his deal with the network, wanting to replace Ben Fordham as host on Australian Ninja Warrior.

Fordham announced he was leaving the show earlier this month to focus on his 2GB radio gig.

Channel Nine declined to comment when approached by Daily Mail Australia. 

It comes just days after Stefanovic offered a classy response when asked about Wilkinson's claims over the weekend.

'Brother, I've got too many positive and wonderful things going on in my life to talk about that stuff,' he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

'I'm very happy. In work and life,' he added. 

Earlier this month, Karl and his current co-host Allison Langdon were believed to have renewed their contracts with Nine - with new salaries to reflect the show's surge in popularity.

Cha ching! Earlier this month, Karl and his current co-host Allison Langdon were believed to have renewed their contracts with Nine - with new salaries to reflect the show's surge in popularity. The breakfast TV stars have reportedly secured deals worth $1.8million each

Cha ching! Earlier this month, Karl and his current co-host Allison Langdon were believed to have renewed their contracts with Nine - with new salaries to reflect the show's surge in popularity. The breakfast TV stars have reportedly secured deals worth $1.8million each

The breakfast TV stars have reportedly secured deals worth $1.8million each after the program grew its audience to become competitive with Channel Seven's Sunrise for the first time in years.

Meanwhile, Wilkinson's explosive new book includes a chapter dedicated to her sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Stefanovic over a pay dispute.

She alleges Stefanovic proposed in August 2015 they join forces to renegotiate their Nine contracts - not unlike how the cast of American sitcom Friends famously worked together to broker better deals with NBC.

But she claims he ended up ditching this idea and instead played rival networks Nine and Seven off against each other in order to secure a better deal for himself.

'Weeks later... the media became awash with stories that Stefanovic was restless at Today and looking for greener pastures – and more civilised working hours – at Channel Seven,' she wrote.

'I'm very happy': Karl (left) issued a classy response to Wilkinson's (right) tell-all memoir over the weekend, telling the Sydney Morning Herald 'Brother, I've got too many positive and wonderful things going on in my life to talk about that stuff'

'I'm very happy': Karl (left) issued a classy response to Wilkinson's (right) tell-all memoir over the weekend, telling the Sydney Morning Herald 'Brother, I've got too many positive and wonderful things going on in my life to talk about that stuff'

Stefanovic was soon at the centre of a bidding war between Nine and Seven that resulted in him re-signing a five-year deal with Nine worth at least $2million per year.

Wilkinson's deal was worth significantly less, about $780,000 a year, and was only for two years.

'There was no doubt about it: Karl certainly knew the art of the deal,' she wrote, adding that the resulting pay disparity between them 'was so off the charts that no-one would have believed it'.

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