Hoda Kotb has been hosting Today alongside co-anchor Savannah Guthrie for the past few years, and is enjoying every moment of it.
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However, the Today star has admitted that she lives in “constant fear of being fired” for a surprising and hilarious reason!
In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, she explained that she’s always in hysterics with Savannah off air, so when it comes to going back on after a commercial, she’s always worried about maintaining her composure.
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She said: “Because Savannah and I are getting closer and closer because of how we are together, she’s this incredible problem solver and I also feel like she’s secretly nasty funny and it’s scary because when you’re on set in commercial and she’s whispering to me I’m terrified.
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“I live in fear of being fired in a moment because she’s like ‘Hoda, zip it,’ and they [the producers] are like ‘Three, two one,’ and she’s calm!”
Hoda sweetly added: “The one thing I’ve learnt about Savannah is if I’m ever confused about something – childcare, relationship questions, whatever it is, if i talk to Savannah and it’s like crystal clear in a second and that doesn’t happen with a lot of people.”
Hoda Kotb revealed she was afraid of being fired in a tongue-in-cheek remark
Hoda joined Savannah in the main hosting seats on Today following Matt Lauer’s firing in 2017.
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Savannah recently opened up about what it’s like to work with Hoda, and she had nothing but praise for the mother-of-two.
The journalist opened up about her work colleague during a celebration for the show at The Paley Center in June.
Savannah Guthrie doesn’t take herself too seriously either!
Discussing the moment Hoda replaced Matt, she said: “All I know was in that moment, it felt like I could drown if Hoda hadn’t reached down and grabbed my hand.”
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She added: “I will always say she saved the show full stop. And holding hands with her and being like, ‘We’re going to do this together,’ meant everything to me. I don’t think I had the confidence by myself.”
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On their female partnership, she continued: “It’s wonderful to have a female partnership, but to me, to have this friend and cheerleader and partner, and I really feel that from her, and I hope we share that.
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“It’s incredible. I always say, ‘I’ll hold my hands and close my eyes and go anywhere with you.’ I would.”
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