Ann Curry could be back on TODAY if her legion of fans and the two new co-anchors replacing Matt Lauer have anything to do with it.
Late last year, Lauer was given the boot from the morning gabfest after several women revealed that he sexually harassed them.
Following a brief search, Hoda Kotb was named as Lauer’s replacement and now shares the desk with her good friend, Savannah Guthrie.
The departure of Lauer after two decades on the Peacock Network has left the staff members and former co-anchors feeling sad, betrayed, and confused.
However, the one thing that Guthrie and her co-host, Kotb, are confident in is the possible return of Curry.
Fans see it as a form of poetic justice because Curry was booted from the show in 2012 after Lauer deemed he did not have any chemistry with her.
Curry wept during her last day on the show as a motionless Lauer sat next to her and read what was written on the teleprompter.
Since it has been confirmed that Guthrie and Kotb are the faces of TODAY, supporters are begging the pair to bring Curry back and according to Life and Style, the ladies are open to the idea.
The insider said: “There is new talk now of bringing Ann back to the show. They have always felt Ann was an incredibly likable colleague. They feel there’s a place for her”
Now that Lauer has been booted from the network, the remaining hosts have bonded.
The source went on to say: “Matt was a strong presence and cast a shadow. Now it is a friendlier feeling. People are not walking on eggshells anymore. That intensity is one of the reasons that Ann felt that she had to leave the show in the first place, so it would be a much warmer environment if she returned.”
The insider added: “Savannah and Hoda never thought that they would be so close, but they have bonded over Matt’s betrayal and departure. Matt had to leave, and now Savannah and Hoda are closer, and their show is doing better than it was before and are proud of the success.”
One excited fan said: “Can’t wait to see you back where you belong Ann Curry, bringing the best news to light – you’re an amazing journalist.”
Another commenter shared: “Matt should have been kicked off there a long time ago. Ann was so much better than him anyway.”
Curry will be on PBS with a show called We’ll Meet Again starting on January 23.