Georgie Gardner puts on a brave face after being axed from the Today show

Georgie Gardner put on a brave face on Sunday, after being axed from the Today show in favour of Karl Stefanovic

The 49-year-old media personality was spotted enjoying a glass of champagne with family and friends, on a balcony in Sydney’s Mosman.

Georgie left Today with immediate effect and was absent from Monday’s episode. 

Not letting it get her down! Georgie Gardner put on a brave face as she enjoyed an outing with friends and family in Sydney's Mosman on Sunday... after being axed from the Today show

Not letting it get her down! Georgie Gardner put on a brave face as she enjoyed an outing with friends and family in Sydney’s Mosman on Sunday… after being axed from the Today show

On the day, the blonde wore a white linen dress and accessorised with chic drop earrings. 

She had her short locks out and in loose curls and natural-looking makeup. 

The mother-of-two smiled and appeared chirpy, despite being axed from Today.  

Looking chic: On the day, the blonde wore a white linen dress and accessorised with chic drop earrings

Looking chic: On the day, the blonde wore a white linen dress and accessorised with chic drop earrings

Taking it well: The mother-of-two smiled and appeared chirpy, despite being axed from Today

Taking it well: The mother-of-two smiled and appeared chirpy, despite being axed from Today

All over: Georgie left Today with immediate effect and was absent from Monday's episode

All over: Georgie left Today with immediate effect and was absent from Monday's episode

All over: Georgie left Today with immediate effect and was absent from Monday’s episode

Georgie has left Today with immediate effect and was absent from Monday’s episode. 

It comes after Nine confirmed that Karl will be returning to the Today show in 2020, alongside new co-host Allison Langdon.

Karl was originally axed from the program while on his honeymoon with wife Jasmine Yarbrough last December. 

Taking over: It comes after Nine confirmed that Karl Stefanovic will be returning to the Today show in 2020, alongside new co-host Allison Langdon (pictured together)

Taking over: It comes after Nine confirmed that Karl Stefanovic will be returning to the Today show in 2020, alongside new co-host Allison Langdon (pictured together)

'We wish her all the best': Co-host Deborah Knight and newsreader Tom Steinfort gave Georgie a rather awkward send-off shortly before 6am on Monday (both pictured)

‘We wish her all the best’: Co-host Deborah Knight and newsreader Tom Steinfort gave Georgie a rather awkward send-off shortly before 6am on Monday (both pictured)

Moving on: 'You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year, we want to wish Georgie all the very best,' Deborah said

Moving on: ‘You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year, we want to wish Georgie all the very best,’ Deborah said

Co-host Deborah Knight and newsreader Tom Steinfort gave Georgie a rather awkward send-off shortly before 6am on Monday. 

‘We wanted to acknowledge our colleague and friend, Georgie Gardner,’ began Deborah, who has also been axed but won’t leave the show until the end of the year.

‘You might have read over the weekend that Georgie has left the show. After a really challenging year, we want to wish Georgie all the very best.’

Tom added: ‘She has been a committed and passionate member of the team here. I think particularly when she’s been sharing the stories of everyday Australians who are doing it tough. These are issues that she wanted to focus on.

'She gave it a red hot go': Deborah then reflected on Today's declining ratings since Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl's co-host in early 2018

‘She gave it a red hot go’: Deborah then reflected on Today’s declining ratings since Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl’s co-host in early 2018

‘She has always been a woman of strength here, a woman of class – and also who could forget that very wicked sense of humour that would just pop up from time to time as well?’

Deborah then reflected on Today’s declining ratings since Georgie replaced Lisa Wilkinson as Karl’s co-host in early 2018. 

‘She gave it a red hot go,’ said Deborah.

‘For now though, Georgie is enjoying the time with her family, friends, taking Wilbur the dog [for a walk] and we look forward to seeing you on our screens again soon.’

On Friday, Georgie’s final episode of Today delivered 191,000 metro viewers.

This marked a significant boost from the record low of 155,000 metro viewers the show had reached earlier this month, but was still far behind Channel Seven rivals Sunrise. 

Numbers talk: On Friday, Georgie's final episode of Today delivered 191,000 metro viewers. This marked a significant boost from the record low of 155,000 metro viewers the show had reached earlier this month, but was still far behind Channel Seven rivals Sunrise

Numbers talk: On Friday, Georgie’s final episode of Today delivered 191,000 metro viewers. This marked a significant boost from the record low of 155,000 metro viewers the show had reached earlier this month, but was still far behind Channel Seven rivals Sunrise

You may also like...