Can’t keep him away! Steve Jacobs RETURNS to Today to present the weather just a year after leaving – but he won’t be there for long
He departed Nine’s Today show in December 2019 to dedicate more time to his two daughters.
But Steve Jacobs has now announced he’s making a shock return to his old job as Today’s weather presenter during the Christmas season.
The role, however, will not be a permanent stint, as the 53-year-old will only be back on screens for one week only.
He’s back! Steve Jacobs, 53, is returning to Channel Nine to present the weather on the Today show during the Christmas break – 12 months after departing Nine to focus on his family
‘Merry Xmas and I’m excited to announce that I will be back on the Today Show this week presenting the weather for one week only,’ the father-of-two announced on Instagram on Sunday.
‘Tune in it should be fun,’ he promised, accompanying the post with a picture of himself posing with his daughters Isabella, eight, Francesca, seven, and a socially-distanced Santa Claus.
Steve first started working as on Today an on-location weather presenter in 2005.
Cute announcement! Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Steve revealed his return to Channel Nine would not be permanent. He accompanied this with a picture of himself posing with his daughters Isabella, eight, Francesca, seven, and a socially-distanced Santa Claus
He famously quit the show in 2016 to work on his marriage, before returning to the network in 2017 as a weather presenter on Weekend Today.
Steve then rejoined the main Today show for its 2019 relaunch with Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner.
In December that year, the affable presenter shocked fans by revealing on Instagram that he’d decided to quit for good.
Family first: Steve’s appearance comes 12 months after he departing the network because he could not ‘commit to the future travel requirements of the job’
Moving on: Since departing Nine, Steve been hosting the network’s breakfast on 2UE 954 Sydney, Magic 1278 Melbourne, 4BH 882 Brisbane and 6GT DAB+ Perth – focusing on music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s
‘Sadly I can’t commit to the future travel requirements of the job and have to put my beautiful daughters first. They are my world, my life and my joy,’ he told his Instagram followers in a post on December 19, 2019.
‘I hope to see you all back on the tellie soon. I couldn’t be more proud of my achievements or more grateful for the opportunities I’ve had with Nine.
‘Looking forward to having breakfast with my girls and doing school drop off. Not going to miss that alarm.’
Since departing Nine, he been hosting the network’s breakfast on 2UE 954 Sydney, Magic 1278 Melbourne, 4BH 882 Brisbane and 6GT DAB+ Perth – focusing on music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
Longstanding: Steve first started working for Today in 2005, before moving around the network. He left in 2016, returned in 2017 and became Today’s full-time weatherman in 2019