Karl Stefanovic gets a kick out of Sunshine Coast
ONLY a cow seemed to have an udderfull of Karl Stefanovic and the Today Show during their whirlwind visit to the Sunshine Coast.
The rest of the Sunshine Coast embraced the crew like royalty and Moffat Beach was packed yesterday morning during the live broadcast.
Restaurants and shops around Moffat Beach were also full.
Stefanovic and co-host Lisa Wilkinson couldn't stop talking on air - and to the show's 350,000 viewers - about how beautiful the area was. And they should have, weather conditions were perfect during the broadcast.
Thousands flocked to the beach to catch a glimpse of the television personalities and see if they could get their faces on national television.
The only milkhap was when one of Maleny Dairies cows, Millie, didn't take kindly to the milking competition between Stefanovic and Wilkinson.
Perhaps Millie thought Karl was talking bull, or she just wanted him to moove along, but she gave him a little kick.
No one was injured during the filming though, not even Karl and it continued throughout the morning without a hitch (or another kick).
Debbie Eastley and Sally Brazendale were visiting from Tasmania when they heard Karl was going to be at Moffat Beach.
They were staying in Maleny, but travelled to Moffat Beach to see the cows being milked by their TV stars.
"It is fabulous to be part of the excitement," Ms Brazendale said. "I usually watch them in the morning."
Brisbane's Fiona Mansfield and daughter Amber were staying nearby and had no idea they were being thrust into the national spotlight by being close to the live broadcast.
"We only just heard they were here," Mrs Mansfield said.
Mum Jessica Green came prepared though, with a sign created for her mum living in Central NSW.
Ms Green and her children Amelia and Amon were waving the sign around in the hopes the television cameras would capture it and nan would see it live from her living room.
"We made it last night, we promised nan we would," Ms Green said.
Both Stefanovic and Wilkinson took time out between live crosses to mingle with the rapt crowd.
But it was co-host Richard Wilkins who was the clear favourite.
This could have been because of the balls he was carrying.
"Dickie's Double Dip" gave bystanders the opportunity to win cash when pulling up a ping-pong ball.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson was thrilled with the success of the event and even locals were patting him on the back for bringing the crew here.
"It's been magnificent really," Cr Jamieson said.
He shared the national spotlight with Lisa Curry as they joined Stefanovic and Wilkinson in a discussion about Uber and David Beckham's parenting skills.