TODAY has replaced hosts Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly as all three presenters take time off from work.
By Monday’s episode of the Today Show, several presenters had disappeared.
Savannah and Hoda weren’t at their posts this morning.
You’ll have the entire week off, as will Carson Daly.
However, it was not announced how long Carson would be absent from his post.
Craig Melvin and Kristen Welker took over Savannah and Hoda.
Dylan Dreyer is on duty for Al Roker, who is also absent.
Dylan has also overseen POP launch for Carson.
It was a big day for absences as Sheinelle Jones wasn’t at her desk either.
However, Al and Sheinelle were available for a pre-taped appearance on Today Third Hour.
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It looks like familiar faces will be off screen for a while.
There is no estimated time of arrival for Carson yet.
Meanwhile, Craig was forced to explain his words to his co-host live on air.
Craig was joined by Carson as they hosted the Today show live from the streets of New York.
In a video posted to Twitter, the duo were joined by food network stars “Grill Dads,” but Craig almost made a faux pas when introducing the chefs.
Carson began, “We’re in BBQ season now, the Fourth of July is almost here. We brought in the experts: America’s Favorite Grill Dads Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey.”
Craig then added, “These two are the authors of The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written by Two Idiots.”
“And I’m not calling them idiots, that’s actually the name of the book,” he quickly corrected.
Carson commented, “I was going to say that’s awfully mean Craig.”
His daytime TV co-host claimed, “It’s in the book!”
“These guys are like family to us,” Carson quipped.
Craig reiterated that he wasn’t calling the TV chefs jerks before quickly moving on to the segment.
He said, “It was her name in the book! And you know her mantra; if they can, so can you. Mark, Fey, two of our favorite guests on the show, thanks for coming back.”
Last month, Carson opened up about his life, career and mental health struggles.
In an interview marking his 50th birthday, Carson said he feels better now than he did in his 20s — largely thanks to improvements in his mental health.
Carson revealed that he struggled with undiagnosed generalized anxiety disorder early in his broadcasting career when he was 23.
“I suffered for so long without knowing what it was,” he said.
“I was very afraid. I was always panicking. Do you know that feeling when you lose your cell phone or wallet? That’s how I felt the whole time.”
The constant stress interfered with Carson’s day-to-day activities.
“I couldn’t relax,” he said. “I couldn’t enjoy life.”
The Today presenter explained that after being diagnosed, he was able to better manage his stress with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
“I now have the tools to manage my anxiety,” he explained.
“I’ve never felt this strong mentally, and that’s one of the reasons I feel so good going into my 50s.”