As TODAY continues to be battered by woeful ratings, it seems the knives are out and industry insiders are flagging a potential change.

TV Blackbox editor Kevin Perry told News that regular fill-in Ben Fordham could be the solution

“Fordham has generated an immediate positive reaction from viewers,” Perry said.

“He possesses a schoolboy cheeky charm that has been so desperately missing since from the show since the departure of Karl Stefanovic. His energy levels appear to have lifted the spirits of the entire on-air team.”

As Georgie Gardener and Deborah Knight have so far struggled to maintain an audience, Fordham is seen as someone who could fill a similar role to the wildly successful Karl Stefanovic.

Whether Fordham would be interested in doing it however, is another question altogether, after previously stating the hours are gruelling for a young family.

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