TODAY host Al Roker has been caught trying to slide off set live on air after one of his colleagues fell ill.
ABCAl Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Carson Daly hosting Tuesday’s edition of Today[/caption]
ABCAl was seen sliding away as Sheinelle confitmed that Savannah Guthrie left the studio after testing positive for Covid[/caption]
She hosted for the first half hour but then had to leave after feeling unwell and taking the test.
When Savannah left, Al stepped in at the desk for a short time.
Fans were left confused, but then Sheinelle explained what happened with Savannah.
“It has been an interesting morning for us. As we said, Savannah left early,” Sheinelle said, as Al started shuffling away from her.
“She wasn’t feeling great, so she took a COVID test. It came back positive. So, of course, as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up.”
She ended by blowing a kiss and said: “So, Savannah, we love you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.”
Carson noticed Al’s movements and asked him: “Al, where are you doing? Where you headed?”
“Well, luckily Sheinelle was sitting between me and Savannah,” Al replied as he disappeared out of shot.
Luckily Sheinelle found it funny, and so did some viewers at home.
One person wrote: “I just love the bit Al is doing,” while another said: “Get better @SavannahGuthrie! Great job
@SheinelleJones @alroker @lastcallcd!!”
“Aw. Wishing her best regards,” another person added.
It comes after fans begged Al to rest more after he was seen working a night shift with NBC Nightly News.
Al was back in the studio working with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt in his most recent Instagram update.
In his video, he can be seen walking around the set chatting with fans as he gets ready to go live.
He told viewers :”You may have just heard that. We are six minutes to NBC Nightly News.”
He turned his camera to his left to show co-host Lester Holt getting ready as well as the rest of the crew.
Fans have been concerned over Al potentially stretching himself to the limit following his recent health struggles.
Many took to his post and asked him to take it easy.
One wrote: “So funny Al. Love watching you, but isn’t this a long day for you! Take it easy, a long weekend isn’t enough. Take care.”
Another commented: “Burning the midnight oil Al. You need to take it easy.”
A third wrote: “Stay safe and warm Al. Thank you for taking on the Night Shift.”
NBCSavannah felt unwell whilst hosting the show with Sheinelle and decided to take a Covid test[/caption]
Instagram/@alrokerConcerned fans have urged Al to take it easy after he revealed he was working a night shift with NBC Nightly News[/caption]
NBC / InstagramAl has had his fair share of health problems recently and spent time in hospital twice late last year[/caption]