Today’s Tony Jones has announced he will officially leave the show on Friday.

The sports presenter last week announced he would quit the show after a troubled run that included a number of gaffes and criticisms levelled at him for a lack of chemistry.

It’s believed that while he won’t return as a core presenter next year, he may jump on to report on major sports events.

Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon will host the show next year.

“It’s certainly been a wild ride over the past year, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working on the Today show,” Jones told the Herald Sun.

“…Something had to give. I’ll still be involved with the Today show next year on big Melbourne stories, just not a regular basis.”

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