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He was tipped to re­place Karl Ste­fanovic on the To­day pro­gram, but Ben Ford­ham has dashed Nine ex­ec­u­tives hopes by turn­ing down the lu­cra­tive job of­fer.

The for­mer To­day show’s sports an­chor told The Sun­day Tele­graph that he is not will­ing to sac­ri­fice qual­ity time with his young chil­dren, Freddy and Pearl.

And speak­ing about Karl and fel­low host Ge­orgie Gard­ner’s luke­warm chem­istry, Ben in­sisted, “They are do­ing an in­cred­i­ble job … and I can’t see that chang­ing. I think Karl is made for To­day.”

Looks like Karl gets to keep his job. For now…

Ben con­firms he won’t be re­turn­ing to To­day. Be­low, with his young fam­ily.

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