They’re two of the most famous faces in Australia who sparked a storm after getting caught brawling on camera.
And the footage of Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic‘s late-night rumble in Noosa has now gone viral on Twitter, with Aussies calling them out for being a pair of ‘bogans’ whose behaviour reflects ‘peak Australian culture’.
The wild video emerged on Wednesday showing the former Australian cricket captain and Today show host embroiled in a heated, physical exchange in front of shocked onlookers at a public park.
The footage of Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic’s late-night rumble in Noosa has gone viral on Twitter, with Aussies calling them out for being a pair of ‘bogans’ whose behaviour reflects the ‘peak Australian culture’. (They are pictured here in Sydney in October 2015)
The two men clashed while holidaying together with their respective partners, sisters Jasmine and Jade Yarbrough, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on January 10.
With the clip quickly going viral, some described it as ‘something out of the Real Housewives’ while other joked it was ‘not on their 2023 bingo card’.
All hell broke loose while the couples were having dinner at a beachside restaurant in Noosa with their celebrity accountant mate Anthony Bell.
It’s understood the melee was over Clarke’s ex-girlfriend, high-profile fashion designer Pip Edwards, and recent text messages between the pair – which Jade said was proof he had cheated on her.
The wild video emerged on Wednesday showing the former Australian cricket captain and Today show host embroiled in a heated, physical exchange in front of shocked onlookers at a public park. The melee was sparked when Clarke’s (left) girlfriend Jade Yarbrough (right) accused him of cheating on her with his former flame Pip Edwards
Since the news broke, people have taken to Twitter to joke about the ‘bogan’ and ‘peak Queensland’ fight.
‘Michael Clarke, Karl Stefanovic, and their WAGs sloppily punching on in a Noosa park after dark is peak Australian culture. No notes,’ said one.
‘The words “Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic involved in a dispute in Noosa” mean nothing to non-Australians but to Australians this is top tier bogan drama,’ wrote another.
Since the news broke, people have taken to Twitter to joked about the ‘bogan’ and ‘peak Queensland’ fight
‘Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic couldn’t even make it through two days together without getting into a contest to see whose midlife crisis was sadder,’ added a third.
‘Drunk, topless and having pulled a calf muscle, Michael Clarke, fighting his partner and having a crack at Karl Stefanovic. Takes breath. Was not on my bingo card for the night but, oh boy,’ one Aussie tweeted.
Others shared clips of similar messy brawls, including one of two kangaroos fighting, joking it was ‘exclusive footage’ of the Noosa incident.
‘The person who filmed the Michael Clarke/Karl Stefanovic incident needs to get a late Australian of the year nomination,’ one Twitter user said.
Twitter users said the clip was ‘peak Queensland’ and even joked it was the reason the state kept the borders closed
‘Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic getting into fisticuffs over an alleged infidelity involving one of their sibling child brides/sister-wives and doing a soft-tissue injury in the process is *chef’s kiss* Australian culture,’ joked another.
‘There aren’t any winners out of the Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic fights, except for us. We are the winners,’ one onlooker said.
‘This season of the ‘Real Housewives of Noosa’ has been wild since they let Karl Stefanovic & Michael Clarke join the cast!’ commented one.
Others shared clips of similar messy brawls, including one of two kangaroos fighting, joking it was ‘exclusive footage’ of the Noosa incident
‘Australian culture is Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic punching on in a public park at night, absolutely feral scenes,’ said another.
‘The whole Michael Clarke/Jade Yarbrough/Karl Stefanovic/jasmine Yarbrough s**tshow is giving off the best Brandi Granville. Money doesn’t give you class, it just gives you money vibes, I’m all in for Real Housewives for this lot,’ commented one.
Others said the clip was the reason Queensland kept its borders closed during much of the Covid pandemic.
Many found the fight hilarious saying it ‘wasn’t on their 2023 bingo card’
‘Keeping the likes of Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic out was the real reason QLD kept the border closed for so long,’ wrote one.
‘That whole Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic video is so Australian,’ said another.
‘That whole Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic video is so Australian. But more importantly, it’s so Queensland. As a Queenslander, I’m so proud of our latest cultural addition to the national conversation,’ read one humourous tweet.
‘And just like that, house prices in Noosa fall as everyone realises that Michael Clarke and Karl Stefanovic live there,’ another punter said.
Michael Clarke dated Pip Edwards (pictured in Sydney on October 17, 2020) on and off for 18 months before ending things for good a year ago
‘Halfway thru Jan, but this Michael Clarke/Karl Stefanovic thing is gonna take some beating in the p*** funny 2023 stakes,’ commented another.
The dramatic footage obtained by The Daily Telegraph shows a shirtless Clarke being screamed at and slapped by his hysterical girlfriend as others in the group try to defuse the fracas.
‘I’m wrong? I’m f**king wrong! You’re a f**king liar. I can see everything. You called her,’ Yarbrough screams.
Clarke tries to reassure Yarbrough he didn’t cheat on her and swears on his young daughter Kelsey Lee’s life he was with his accountant friend Anthony Bell on the night in question last month.
‘Baby you’re wrong, you’re wrong,’ he insists.
Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine were forced to intervene in the ugly altercation
It comes after Clarke was involved in a late-night altercation with his girlfriend Jade Yarbrough before turning his fury on good mate and Jade’s brother-in-law Karl Stefanovic
‘Baby, baby, Belly was at the house. I swear on my life, I swear at my life… That’s not true, it’s not true.’
But Yarbrough doesn’t believe his protests and claims she spoke to Edwards.
‘You’re f**king lying to me. You are a piece of s**t. I just spoke to her. What is wrong with you?’ she screams.
Clarke replies: ‘It’s not true, it’s not true.’
Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine eventually steps in, grabs her distressed sister by the arm and walks her away.
‘Get away with Karl, go with Karl,’ Jasmine tells Clarke as he unleashes his fury on Stefanovic.
Exes: Michael was married to model Kyly Clarke, 40, from 2012 until 2019, but they didn’t announce their separation until February 2020. They are pictured here with their daughter Kelsey Lee
‘Karlos, I can tell you now c**t, don’t you f**king walk away. She can, she can punch me, but you, you c**t,’ Clarke says.
This comment sparks fury from Jade, who defends her brother-in-law before slapping Clarke in the face.
‘You piece of s**t, don’t you f**king speak to him,’ she yells.
Bell is heard telling the couple to stop, which falls on deaf ears.
‘Go, hit me hit me… do it again, you’re wrong, you’re f**king wrong,’ Clarke tells his girlfriend.
Jade screams: ‘Oh am I wrong? You f**ked her [Edwards] on December 17, you f**ked her… you’re a f**king dog… I’m going to show her every f**king message you ever f**king sent me.’
She then makes reference to a text she saw on Clarke’s phone inviting Edwards to come to India with him.
Pip Edwards is pictured attending the Moet & Chandon Effervescence Event at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on December 01, 2022 in Sydney
‘Oh yeah, “You’re the love of my life Pip, come to India,”‘ Jade snarls.
Clarke responds: ‘Don’t ever talk to me again.’
The two-minute clip ends with Jasmine and Bell separating the feuding couple.
‘Stop, Jade, stop,’ Jasmine pleads, to which Bell adds: ‘Let it go Jade.’
The ugly altercation unfolded in front of young children nearby, according to witnesses.
Clarke’s (pictured) former partner Edwards distanced herself from the ‘debacle’ as she issued a brutal swipe at Clarke
A remorseful Clarke has taken full responsibility for what happened.
‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable’ he said on Wednesday night.
‘I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.’
His former partner Edwards distanced herself from the ‘debacle’ as she issued a brutal swipe at Clarke.
‘This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,’ Edwards said in a statement.
The altercation took place just one day after Clarke and Jade silenced recent break-up rumours when they packed on the PDA at Noosa’s Main Beach while on holidays.