I'm A Celebrity 2019: Richard Reid's Hair-Raising Claim About Karl Stefanovic

In a jungle watercooler moment, Richard Reid spilled on a little secret about his former colleague Karl Stefanovic.

Speaking to Angie Kent and Justin Lacko about hairstyles, the former Today show entertainment reporter revealed he once had a run-in with the former host.

“Back when I worked at Nine, one time I walked into the makeup and hair room… and this guy looked up, he was kind of balding… it was Karl Stefanovic without his spray-on hair,” the gossip guru claimed.

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“And then he went away,” Richard said, stopping himself as if the next piece of information was too juicy to reveal, ultimately mouthing that Karl went away and got hair plugs.

“He had one of those six-week vacations and came back with…” Reid said, before miming "plugs".

“And still used the spray-on until it filled in.”

Richard with his former 'Today' colleagues, Richard Wilkins and Karl Stefanovic back in 2007. Image: Getty Images.
Richard with his former 'Today' colleagues, Richard Wilkins and Karl Stefanovic back in 2007. Image: Getty Images.

“Good ol’ Karlos… bald as an eagle,” Angie chimed in before admitting, “He’d be so cross if he knew that was being spread around. Oh well.”

It isn’t the first time Karl’s hairlines have made headlines. In March last year, the SMH speculated that after splitting with his ex-wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, he underwent a procedure to fill the front and top of his hair, even finding social media posts from 2016 where Karl was pictured with a hair transplant surgeon.

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Richard left Today in early 2015 after seven years, announcing via social media that it was the right decision for him.

Since then he has gone on to become a beloved member of the Studio 10 team.

It also isn’t the first time Richard has mentioned Karl in the jungle. Early on Richard was quizzed on his comment that Karl was the one person he wouldn’t want to be stuck in the jungle with.

Backpedalling slightly, Richard told his campmates he only meant because he thought Karl would steal all the attention.

Well, with juicy bits of goss up his sleeves, Richard has nothing to worry about.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs Sunday to Thursday at 7.30 on 10 and 10 Play. I’m A Celebrity Saturday Schoolies airs Saturdays at 7 on 10 and 10 Play.