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Hoda Kotb shoves Today co-host Craig Melvin over ‘rude’ suggestion in awkward moment on live show

Hoda Kotb shoves Today co-host Craig Melvin over ‘rude’ suggestion in awkward moment on live show

TODAY’S Hoda Kotb has a surprising reaction to her co-host Craig Melvin’s suggestion during an awkward on-air moment.

The news anchor wasn’t pleased with her co-host’s comment on Monday morning’s broadcast, and she let him know it.

GettyHoda Kotb shoved her co-host Craig Melvin due to a comment he made live on air[/caption]

NBCCraig defended his remark after Hoda’s unexpected reaction[/caption]

NBCThe awkward exchange happened during Monday morning’s Pop Start segment[/caption]

It all started during Carson Daly‘s Pop Start segment, where he highlighted Lady Gaga‘s kind act on the Oscars red carpet the night before.

In the clip, the singer – dressed in a black ball gown and full glam – was captured rushing to assist a photographer who had lost his balance behind her.

The photographer recovered quickly, leaving little for Gaga to do, though her kindness did not go unnoticed by viewers.

Hoda and her fellow panelists reacted to the video, with the TV personality commenting: “You can tell everything about a person by how they react to that moment, right? You could either walk or -“

Craig interjected with his thoughts, adding, “point and laugh,” while pointing at the ground in front of him.

However, Hoda, 58, didn’t like that option and turned toward her colleague with a disgusted expression on her face.

“Point and laugh?” she repeated, gently shoving the 43-year-old’s arm.

Craig defended his remark and said, “Some people might!” while raising his arms and smirking at the camera.

He then clarified, “not me, not me!” pointing at himself.

Co-hosts Sheinelle Jones, 44, and Dylan Dreyer, 41, who were also present for the interaction, laughed at Craig’s input, while Carson, 49, joked: “Kick ’em when they’re down.”

Hoda then took the reigns and concluded the segment.


Craig filled in for Hoda’s right-hand woman, Savannah Guthrie, who was still on the West Coast following her wild weekend.

The 51-year-old traveled to California to attend Sunday night’s Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party.

She was last on the show on Friday, only days after she returned following her positive COVID-19 test the week prior, causing her to abruptly leave the set.


Craig also took some time off last week, though fans were at first puzzled over his whereabouts.

He later took to his Instagram to share photos from his recent vacation and explain his absence.

The Today Show co-host captioned the post: “Been laid up this week with a nasty virus but gives me time to post some pics [of] our wonderful recent family getaway.”

Craig continued: “There’s a thing called winter break in the northeast for kids. It’s for adults too. Enjoy the weekend, y’all.”

The social media post included snapshots of the TV star’s children enjoying their St. Lucia Caribbean Islands holiday.

Images of the tropical scenery and the tranquil ocean horizon were also featured in the post.

The broadcaster’s followers rushed to the post’s comment section to wish the host well.

Al Roker, 68, also took off for some rest and relaxation recently and shared photos from his poolside vacation on social media.

The meteorologist was accompanied by his wife, Deborah Roberts, and their son, Nick.

NBCCraig filled in for his colleague, Savannah Guthrie, on Monday while she was still on the West Coast after attending the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party[/caption]

Instagram / @craigmelvinnbcHe took some time off the week earlier and shared photos from a recent family vacation[/caption]

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