Extraordinary footage has emerged of ex-Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and top TV host Karl Stefanovic embroiled in a late night heated exchange in front of shocked onlookers at a public park.
The Today show host and Australian cricket great clashed while holidaying together with their respective partners, sisters Jasmine and Jade Yarbrough, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on January 10.
All hell broke loose while the couples were having dinner at a beachside restaurant in Noosa with celebrity accountant mate Anthony Bell.
It’s understood the melee was over Clarke’s ex-girlfriend, high profile fashion designer Pip Edwards and recent messages between the pair.
The dramatic footage obtained by the Daily Telegraph shows a shirtless Clarke being screamed at and slapped by his hysterical girlfriend Jade as others in the group try to defuse the fracas.
The fiery argument between Michael Clarke and Jade Yarbrough in a public park in Noosa was filmed by shocked onlookers
Ex-Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke (right) and top TV host Karl Stefanovic (left) are pictured together in 2015 in Sydney
Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine were forced to intervene in the ugly altercation between Jade and Michael
During the furious exchange, Jade accused Clarke of sleeping with his ex-girlfriend Pip on December 17 and messaging her to say she is the ‘love of his life’.
The video begins with Jade screaming at Clarke before she slaps him in the face and pushes him away after the cricket legend claimed he had not cheated on her.
‘I’m wrong? I’m f****ng wrong! You’re a f***ing liar. I can see everything. You called her,’ Jade screams, apparently referring to messages between Clark and Pip.
Clarke then tried to reassure Jade that he had not slept with Pip on December 17 and claimed he had been with his mate Bell that night.
‘Baby you’re wrong, you’re wrong,’ Clarke insists. ‘Baby, baby, Belly was at the house. I swear on my life, I swear on my life… That’s not true, it’s not true.’
He then swore on his daughter Kelsey’s life that he did not cheat on her. ‘I swear on my daughter’s life, on my daughter’s life,’ Clarke says.
But Jade doesn’t believe his desperate protests and claims she spoke to Pip.
‘You’re f******g lying to me. You are a piece of s**t. I just spoke to her. What is wrong with you?’
Clarke again denied sleeping with Pip and replied: ‘No I didn’t. You can hit me. That’s not true, that’s not true.’
Clarke appeared to have injured his hamstring in the melee after he was pushed to the ground by Jade as he was seen hobbling across the public park.
Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine eventually steps in and grabs her distressed sister by the arm and drags Jade away. Jasmine can be heard saying: ‘Get away with Karl, get away with Karl.’
As she is led away, Jade can be heard crying as she turns to Clarke and says: ‘I f***ing hate you.’
Clarke then tries to follow Jade before he unleashes a wave of fury at Stefanovic, presumably because he is walking away with the two sisters.
‘Karlos, I can tell you now c**t, don’t you f*****g walk away. She can, she can punch me, but you, you c**t,’ Clarke says.
The comment sparks fury from Jade who defends her brother-in-law before slapping Clarke repeatedly in the face.
‘You piece of s**t, don’t you f*****g speak to him,’ she yelled.
Michael Clarke dated Pip Edwards (pictured in happier times) on and off for 18 months before ending things for good a year ago
Pip Edwards is pictured attending the Moet & Chandon Effervescence Event at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on December 01, 2022 in Sydney, Australia
Stefanovic and his celebrity accountant mate Anthony Bell can be 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 (Pip) 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 makes reference to a text she saw on Clarke’s phone inviting Pip to come to India with him.
‘Oh yeah, you’re the love of my life Pip, come to India,’ Jade said.
Clarke replied: ‘Don’t ever talk to me again.’
The two minute clip ends with her sister Jasmine and Bell separating the feuding couple.
‘Stop Jade, stop,’ Jasmine pleads. Bell adds: ‘Let it go Jade.’
The ugly altercation unfolded in front of young children nearby, according to stunned witnesses.
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 told the publication 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 Pip distanced herself from the ‘debacle’ as she issued a brutal swipe at Clarke when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
‘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,’ she said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted all other parties involved for comment.
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.
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
A week earlier, Clarke had attended a New Year’s Day bash at Sydney’s Bondi Icebergs – an exclusive party that Pip also appeared at – while Jade was on the other side of the world in Aspen, Colorado with Jasmine and Karl.
The couple’s separate plans over Christmas and New Year’s sparked speculation the pair had called it quits following a short-lived romance.
Clarke’s relationship with his former partner Pip began in June 2020, following his split from wife Kyly, which they had announced four months earlier.
He and Pip had been friends for more than a decade before that, but grew close while working on a fashion project together.
The couple called it quits in December 2021.
A source close to the pair confirmed the split, saying: ‘The decision was mutual. They’re two best friends who decided to part ways as a couple earlier this month, but continue their friendship.’
After their break-up, Pip had a fling with Bondi restaurateur Cameron Northway for about four months, but that fizzled out and she got back with Michael.
Michael and Pip recently attended the New Year’s Day bash at Sydney’s iconic Icebergs.
The batsman was married to former model Kyly Clarke (née Boldy), 40, from 2012 until 2019, but the couple didn’t announce their separation until February 2020.
The Clarkes had kept their separation quiet for several months before she put out a statement on Instagram saying their priority was their daughter.
In a statement at the time, the pair said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their daughter.