Karl Stefanovic confirmed on Wednesday he has not reconciled with former friend Michael Clarke, after the pair’s infamous Noosa brawl in December.
The Today show host, 49, was discussing the incident on The Kyle and Jackie O Show and admitted it was difficult to fully put the past behind him and move on.
‘Have you reconciled with Michael Clarke yet, your personal self, regardless of the sisters [Jade and Jasmine Yarbrough]?’ Kyle asked him.
‘Kyle, it’s like a sticker. You rip it off but it’s still there,’ Karl said, revealing peace had not yet been brokered between the pair.
‘There’s still a bit of stick,’ Jackie O said, and Karl confirmed she was correct.
Karl Stefanovic (left) confirmed on Wednesday he has not reconciled with former friend Michael Clarke (right), after becoming embroiled in the infamous Noosa brawl in December
‘Is that like one of those stickers they put on your car when you’re parked in a No Standing spot and you can’t get that bastard off, when you try to pick away?’ Kyle asked.
‘Yeah. That is really, really deep,’ Karl agreed.
Michael Clarke was at the centre of a blazing row with his ex-girlfriend Jade Yarbrough and her brother-in-law Karl Stefanovic in a public park in Noosa back in December.
In January, extraordinary footage emerged of a heated exchange between Clarke and Yarbrough while they were on holiday in Noosa.
In the video, which was filmed by an onlooker, Yarbrough accused Clarke of cheating on her with his ex, fashion designer Pip Edwards, on December 17.
He was also accused of messaging the co-founder of activewear label P.E Nation and confessing she was the ‘love of his life’.
The Today show host, 49, was discussing the incident on The Kyle and Jackie O Show and admitted it was difficult to fully put the past behind him and move on
‘It’s like a sticker. You rip it off but it’s still there,’ Karl said
All hell broke loose after Clarke, Today show host Karl and his wife Jasmine, the sister of Jade, were having dinner at a beachside restaurant with accountant Anthony Bell.
The video begins with Yarbrough screaming at Clarke before she slaps him in the face and pushes him away after the cricketer insists he didn’t cheated on her.
‘I’m wrong? I’m f**king wrong! You’re a f***ing liar. I can see everything. You called her,’ she screams, apparently referring to messages between Clarke and Edwards.
In January, extraordinary footage emerged of a heated exchange between Clarke and Jade Yarbrough (right) while they were on holiday in Noosa
Clarke then tries to reassure Yarbrough he didn’t sleep with Edwards on December 17, saying he was with Bell that night.
‘Baby you’re wrong, you’re wrong,’ Clarke insists. ‘Baby, baby, Belly was at the house. I swear on my life, I swear on my life… That’s not true, it’s not true.’
He then swore on his daughter Kelsey Lee’s life he did not cheat on her but Yarbrough refused to believe Clarke’s desperate protests and claimed she spoke to Pip.
Clarke and Yarbrough are no longer together and they have both worked hard this year to put the incident behind them.
Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine (pictured) were forced to intervene during the ugly altercation between Clarke and his girlfriend, and the incident cost him his friendship with Clarke
Clarke was recently forced to address the confrontation during an awkward interview with A Current Affair last month.
During a chat with Simon Bouda, Clarke desperately tried to steer the chat towards a product he was trying to sell – a brand of lemon, lime and bitters from the Australian Bitters company – but Bouda was determined to get answers about his chaotic personal life.
Eventually Clarke was backed into a corner and spoke about his infamous brawl.
Clarke said he now considered the incident a ‘lesson’.
‘Lessons, so many things in my time, I call lessons,’ he said.
‘Relationships are tough, behind closed doors, and a lot of things happen that we all deal with. A divorce, you know. Man, [the] things I’ve been through, so sad, so hard.
‘I think the one thing is you’ve just got to do your best – highs, lows, pros, cons, good times, tough times.
‘I’m like everyone else. Still to this day I’m standing here trying my best and I hope that doesn’t change.’