Don’t worry, we’ve found missing Karl
IT was the mystery disappearance that had TV audiences scratching their heads.
But Karl Stefanovic’s abrupt departure from his hosting duties on Today last week was, in fact, a well-orchestrated plot to avoid paparazzi and embark on yet another romantic tropical getaway with girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough.
The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Stefanovic and his shoe-designer squeeze are soaking up the sun in the Polynesian play- ground Bora Bora aboard the mega-yacht of Stefanovic’s best pal James Packer.
The trio are among a small group enjoying a lavish stay aboard Packer’s 87m converted icebreaker Arctic P for the next few days.
It’s understood Stefanovic, who took time off work to spend two weeks in Hawaii with Yarbrough in May, left nothing to chance this time around, secretly bolting from Nine’s studios shortly before 8am on Thursday.
With the paparazzi caught snoozing, he was whisked to Sydney International Airport, where it’s believed he jumped on a 9.40am flight to Auckland before catching two further connecting flights to Bora Bora.
There he was reunited with Yarbrough, who had arrived in the tropical paradise several days earlier, hinting at her location on Facebook with some poolside snaps captioned: “Nope … not coming home.”
The pair are due back in Sydney on Wednesday, with Stefanovic expected to return to hosting duties on Thursday.
Yarbrough and Stefanovic love travelling and (right) Yarborough’s Facebook post.