TODAY host Hoda Kotb has revealed the real reason why her co-star Savannah Guthrie is absent from the breakfast show this week.
Opening Monday’s broadcast with Craig Melvin by her side, Hoda looked lovely in a bright yellow blazer as she addressed Savannah‘s absence.
GettyToday host Hoda Kotb has revealed the real reason why her co-star Savannah Guthrie is absent from the breakfast show this week[/caption]
Opening Monday’s show with Craig Melvin by her side, Hoda looked lovely in a yellow blazer as she addressed Savannah’s absence
“Well good morning, good morning! Good to see you welcome back and thank you for joining us,” she told viewers.
“It’s a Monday and Savannah is enjoying a well-deserved vacation, she’s taken the week off with her family,” Hoda, 58, then revealed.
Father-of-two Craig looked more than comfortable being in the hot seat and was dressed in a smart pale blue shirt, a striped tie, and a navy blue blazer.
Savannah, 51, hasn’t posted on Instagram since last week so it’s unsure where she is enjoying her holiday, but no doubt she is having a lovely time with her husband Michael Feldman, and their two children, Valerie and Charles.
Meanwhile, Today viewers were delighted to see Hoda back on the show following her absence last week.
Today shared a clip on Twitter featuring Hoda turning the show over to Richard Engel for breaking news.
Richard reported from Israel, informing viewers about a massive wave of protests and strikes that broke out all across the country.
A fan replied to the tweet saying they’re “Happy Hoda’s back,” as more viewers applauded her return.
“Glad Hoda’s back on Today!” another fan added.
Savannah sat at the desk with Craig last Wednesday while Hoda was away and revealed where she was as fans had no clue where Hoda had mysteriously disappeared to.
“Nice to have you with us on a Wednesday morning,” Savannah said at the time.
“Craig is helping out,” she continued as he nodded and replied: “Yeah.”
“Hoda is enjoying vacation,” Savannah then revealed.
TV presenter Hoda is said to have taken last week off since her daughters, Haley, five, and Hope, three, were on spring break.
It comes after Hoda was missing a few weeks ago too when her daughter fell ill and ended up in hospital in the ICU.
Earlier this month, Hoda elaborated on the scary situation during an episode of Today.
“My youngest daughter Hope was in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for a little more than a week and I’m so grateful she’s home,” she said.
“She is back home and I’ve been waiting for that day to come and we are watching her closely.
“I realize when your child is ill, the amount of gratitude you can have for people who helped you out.”
Looking tearful, she went on: “I’m grateful for the doctors at Weill Cornell who are amazing and the nurses.”
Hoda turned to Savannah and said: “I’m grateful to my family and friends like you who were there every single day.”
Savannah, who looked equally emotional, reached out and grabbed Hoda’s hand as she turned to her.
Hoda told her: “So I want to say thank you for that. I love you. Thank you.”
Savannah replied shakily: “I love you too.
“You have a lot of friends out there who are right there with you, lifting you up and Hope too.”
Hoda nodded and struggled to contain her tears, saying: “Thank you.”
InstagramSavannah is on holiday with her husband Michael Feldman and their two children, Charles and Valerie[/caption]
GettyMom-of-two Savannah has been a main co-anchor of the NBC News, morning show Today since July 2012[/caption]
GettySavannah pictured with some of her male co-hosts Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Carson Daly[/caption]