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Today’s Savannah Guthrie rips ‘are you trying to get rid of me?’ after co-host recommends her for new job

Today’s Savannah Guthrie rips ‘are you trying to get rid of me?’ after co-host recommends her for new job

SAVANNAH Guthrie from the Today Show has clapped back at her co-host Craig Melvin after he suggests she change her career.

Savannah, 51, Craig, 44, and Hoda Kotb, 58, were all hosting the Today Show Tuesday morning.

NBCToday’s Savannah Guthrie clapped back at her co-host Craig Melvin Tuesday morning[/caption]

NBCCraig jokingly suggested Savannah change her career to become a gameshow host[/caption]

The trio was discussing the looming retirement of Pat Sajack, 76, from Wheel of Fortune.

They were talking about the gameshow host’s long history on the show and the big question – who will take over?

Craig mentioned that Pat’s 28-year-old daughter Maggie works on the show. She’s even filled in for Vanna White.

Hoda said, “That would be interesting,” to which Craig replied, “Yes! Keep it in the family.”

They also tossed around the idea of Vanna, 66, assuming the role of the host.

Finally, their third guess would be a new celebrity host, similar to Mayim Bialik’s new role on Jeopardy!

Craig then suggested that Savannah take over for Pat saying, “Savannah Guthrie’s available!”

She responded, “You trying to get rid of me?”

All of the hosts let out a nice big laugh at the longtime NBC host’s joke before they all agreed that they would host Wheel of Fortune if given the chance.

Today posted the clip on their Twitter account.


This week, The View hosts talked to Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings about taking over for Alex Trebek.

Alyssa Farah Griffin mentioned Pat’s retirement and who Ken thinks should replace the Wheel of Fortune host.

“Well, Pat’s a legend. Over 40 years and the price of a vowel has not gone up one penny,” he said.

“But that’s an interesting question. Hopefully, Wheel has got an envelope somewhere that says, ‘What do when Pat packs it in.’”

As he talked about who he thought might be a good replacement, Joy Behar spoke up and said: “Whoopi wants to do it.”

I want that job!” Whoopi Goldberg spoke up.

“Well, there you go, we figured it out,” Ken said.

“I think it would be lots of fun,” Whoopi said.

Joy offered that she and Sara Haines could be the new Vanna White, who has been the hostess of Wheel for over 40 years.

“Sara and I could be Vanna White. We’ll take turns walking back and forth, pointing to the letters,” she said.

“Yes, yes!” Sara agreed.

“So were could call you Beh-ra White,” Whoopi joked, as a pun to Joy’s last name.


Since making his Wheel of Fortune debut in 1981, Pat’s name has been synonymous with the hit game show.

After 40 years of hosting the program, the Emmy Award winner announced he was leaving the series.

On June 12, 2023, Pat announced Wheel of Fortune’s 41st season will be his last.

Following his exit as host, a network representative revealed Pat agreed to stay on the show as a consultant for three additional years.

Pat told fans via social media: “Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last.

“It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months.

“Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!).”

In previous months, the longtime host hinted at his possible departure from the game show.

“Years go by fast. We’re getting near the end,” he shared with ET.

“In most television shows by this time, you would have said, ‘That’s probably enough,’ but this show will not die.

“It appears I may go before the show. It’s been a long [time]. We’re not going to do this for another 40 years.

“It’s an honor to have been in people’s living rooms for that long.

“People were out there welcoming us. We’re happy and proud.”

GettyThe comment came during a segment where they discussed Pat Sajak’s retirement[/caption]

NBCThe Today hosts talked about who could possibly become the new WOF host[/caption]

GettyPat announced his retirement after hosting the show for 40 long years[/caption]

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