Today viewers beg show to hire guest as permanent co-host amid 'feud' between Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie | The Sun

VIEWERS have begged The Today Show to hire a guest host as a permanent cast member amid the alleged drama between Hoda and Savannah.

Claims have been made for months that the pair are feuding off-screen.

Now fans have asked that Daily Pop star Justin Sylvester join the cast as a full-time member.

The TV host appeared in the morning talk show on Wednesday, and fans were very pleased to see him back in the hot seat.


Several took to Instagram to plead with the network to bring him on full-time.

"He should be there permanently! He makes my day brighter!" one gushed.

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"I love Justin! I feel like we need more of him!" a second agreed.

A third remarked: "Will NEVER get tired of him. Make him a daily contributor please!!!!"

"He's fantastic & his positive attitude is so contagious!" a fourth complimented.

"Completely love him! He needs to be a permanent host," a fifth mentioned.

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"Justin really needs to become a regular. He helps balance the show," a final suggested.


Support for Justin has arrived amid drama between long-timers Hoda and Savannah.

A source close to production on the Today Show recently told The Sun that the pair secretly “can’t stand each other."

The insider explained: "Savannah is the boss. After Matt Lauer was ousted, Savannah grabbed power, and she really wanted Willy Geist in Hoda's role, but his ratings were just not up to par for the network.

"Hoda out maneuvered Savannah and got the spot." 

The source added that Savannah “thinks of herself as a real news person”, while her counterpart has been viewed as a “lightweight”.

Recently, Hoda appeared to snub her co-star on-air during a broadcast of the Today show.

They welcomed Lizzo as the musical guest who performed on the outdoor stage as part of the Citi Summer Concert Series.

At one point, Hoda excitedly grabbed Lizzo's hand and guided her into the packed crowd to greet her fans.

Savannah followed them down the stairs with their co-anchors, Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer but it seemed like her co-host tried to hurry the popstar along.


Fans also claimed to have spotted some awkward tensions on-air between the duo during a cooking segment.

Body language expert Patti Wood claimed that Savannah wants to control her fellow broadcaster.

She told The Sun: "In the short segment, Savannah shows that she feels she is the grown-up, the parent, and in charge and thinks the laughing playful Hoda is not paying attention to the rules."


Earlier this week, Hoda shared a cryptic message about facing obstacles in life as rumors continue to swirl about their alleged feud.

The talk show host, 57, shared a tweet from the journalist Arianna Huffington, who posted an article that claimed life is about change.

Arianna shared a line from the article that said: “We all face obstacles, but I’ve learned that life can be good when we accept inherent changes that come with it.”

Hoda reshared Huffington’s tweet to her two million followers on Instagram.


Off-screen drama aside, Today is reportedly neck-and-neck with its rival Good Morning America.

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As of early July, data revealed that the NBC show gained about more than 1,000 viewers from the previous week.

Today raked in 2.7 million total viewers in the same time period.

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