On the Today show, Richard Wilkins is no stranger to being the subjects of jokes and gags, with his hair often being made fun of.
And on Thursday’s show, host Karl Stefanovic joked about Richard’s weight, as Dickie filmed a segment with presenter Tim Gilbert.Tim and Richard, 62, were plugging a caravan giveaway and joked they would have a nap on the large bed, with Karl playfully teasing: ‘Gee, I tell ya, that’s a substantial bed if those two fit in it!’Scroll down for video
‘We’ll let the boys have a little alone time,’ he added as they pretended to snooze.
After the joke by Karl, Richard seemed a little shocked and got up from the bed.Tim and Richard were promoting a caravan worth a whopping $84,000.
In January, Richard jokingly walked off set – live on air – when Sylvia Jeffreys made fun of his hair.The awkward moment began after the show played a viral video of a toddler yelling at an apparent T-Rex visible off screen.
‘Maybe it’s Dickie’s hair!’ A giggling Sylvia offered as explanation after the clip finished.
‘Oh Sylvia,’ Richard responded, looking unimpressed that his bouffant hairdo had been brought into the story.But Sylvia didn’t stop there, launching into a description of Richard’s bouffant mane complete with hand gestures: ‘Well it is the T-Rex- oh no that’s the other one – the stegosaurus.’
‘Are you saying Dickie is a dinosaur?’ Co-host Tim Gibert asked Sylvia, who added: ‘I’m saying he has got magnificent hair.’
However Dickie was having none of the jokes at his hair’s expense, throwing his hands up in the air.
Last October, a giggling Karl Stefanovic compared Richard’s thick hair to that of a nine-week-old baby’s hairdo who had gone viral.
But a rattled Dickie did not take the comparison well, asking Karl whether it was ‘stitch-up Wednesday’.
The veteran journalist’s bouffant style has remained almost unchanged throughout his decades-long career.
Richard’s son Christian, who is also know for his luscious long locks, confirmed to Daily Mail Australia last year that he and his dad ‘go through about 15 cans of hairspray a week.’
‘I always say that I [attest] my dad’s longevity in the industry to his hair so I’m just trying to keep the hair as well, and see if it works for me’, Christian said.
The reporter’s hair has a cult following, with its own Twitter account @Dickwilkinshair focusing on Richard’s mane at different events.
Awkward! Today’s Karl Stefanovic joked about Richard Wilkin’s weight, as Dickie filmed a segment with presenter Tim Gilbert (pictured) b-error
‘That’s a substantial bed if those two fit in it’: Karl took a playful dig at his co-stars
Sense of humour: Karl is seen on the show on Thursday
Touchy about his mane? In January, Richard jokingly walked off set – live on air – when Sylvia Jeffreys made fun of his hair
That’s a lot of maintenance! Richard’s son Christian, who is also know for his luscious long locks, confirmed to Daily Mail Australia last year that he and his dad ‘go through about 15 cans of hairspray a week’