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 along 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 dressmaker Pip Edwards and up to date messages between the pair.
The dramatic footage obtained by the Each day Telegraph shows a shirtless Clarke being screamed at and slapped by his hysterical girlfriend Jade as others within the group attempt 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 within the ugly altercation between Jade and Michael
Throughout the furious exchange, Jade accused Clarke of sleeping together 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 within the face and pushes him away after the cricket legend claimed he had not cheated on her.
‘I’m unsuitable? I’m f****ng unsuitable! You are a f***ing liar. I can see the whole lot. 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 together with his mate Bell that night.
‘Baby you are unsuitable, you are unsuitable,’ Clarke insists. ‘Baby, baby, Belly was at the home. I swear on my life, I swear on my life… That is not true, it isn’t true.’
He then swore on his daughter Kelsey’s life that he didn’t cheat on her. ‘I swear on my daughter’s life, on my daughter’s life,’ Clarke says.
But Jade doesn’t consider his desperate protests and claims she spoke to Pip.
‘You are f******g lying to me. You’re a bit of s**t. I just spoke to her. What’s unsuitable with you?’
Clarke again denied sleeping with Pip and replied: ‘No I didn’t. You possibly can hit me. That is not true, that is not true.’
Clarke appeared to have injured his hamstring within the melee after he was pushed to the bottom by Jade as he was seen hobbling across the general public park.
Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine eventually steps in and grabs her distressed sister by the arm and drags Jade away. Jasmine may be heard saying: ‘Get away with Karl, get away with Karl.’
As she is led away, Jade may 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’s walking away with the 2 sisters.
‘Karlos, I can let you know now c**t, don’t you f*****g walk away. She will, she will be able to 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 within 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 yr 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 may be heard telling the couple to stop, which falls on deaf ears.
‘Go, hit me hit me … do it again, you are unsuitable, you are f**king unsuitable,’ Clarke tells his girlfriend.
Jade screams: ‘Oh am I unsuitable? You f**ked her (Pip) on December 17, you f**ked her… you are a f**king dog … I’m going to point out 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 return to India with him.
‘Oh yeah, you are the love of my life Pip, come to India,’ Jade said.
Clarke replied: ‘Don’t ever discuss with me again.’
The 2 minute clip ends together 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, in accordance with stunned witnesses.
A remorseful Clarke has taken full responsibility for what happened.
‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the very best regard on this position. My actions within the lead-up to this altercation were nothing wanting shameful and regrettable’ he told the publication on Wednesday night.
‘I’m shattered that due to my actions I’ve drawn women of sophistication and integrity, and my mates, into this example.’
His former partner Pip distanced herself from the ‘debacle’ as she issued a brutal swipe at Clarke when contacted by Each day Mail Australia.
‘This just isn’t my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I used to be blatantly lied to,’ she said.
Each day Mail Australia has contacted all other parties involved for comment.
The altercation took place just at some point after Clarke and Jade silenced recent break-up rumours after they packed on the PDA at Noosa’s Fundamental 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’re pictured here with their daughter Kelsey Lee
Every week earlier, Clarke had attended a Latest 12 months’s Day bash at Sydney’s Bondi Icebergs – an exclusive party that Pip also appeared at – while Jade was on the opposite side of the world in Aspen, Colorado with Jasmine and Karl.
The couple’s separate plans over Christmas and Latest 12 months’s sparked speculation the pair had called it quits following a short-lived romance.
Clarke’s relationship together with his former partner Pip began in June 2020, following his split from wife Kyly, which that they had announced 4 months earlier.
He and Pip had been friends for greater 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 near the pair confirmed the split, saying: ‘The choice was mutual. They’re two best friends who decided to part ways as a pair earlier this month, but proceed their friendship.’
After their break-up, Pip had a fling with Bondi restaurateur Cameron Northway for about 4 months, but that fizzled out and she or he got back with Michael.
Michael and Pip recently attended the Latest 12 months’s Day bash at Sydney’s iconic Icebergs.
The batsman was married to former model Kyly Clarke (née Boldy), 40, from 2012 until 2019, however 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 press release on Instagram saying their priority was their daughter.
In a press release on the time, the pair said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the most effective course’ for his or her daughter.