According to new reports, Matt Lauer and the Today Show are getting ready for the disgraced man’s return to the TV screen. Apparently, Matt is interested in participating in a special tell-all edition alongside Hoda Kotb, the one who replaced him. Is the woman willing to do it?
Lauer is desperate to tell his side of the story about his huge sexual misconduct scandal that ruined his more than 20 years long career.
One insider on set revealed that Matt is hoping he will receive some sympathy from the public, something he really needs right now if he ever wants to return on the small screen.
‘Matt knows it will take something really dramatic to change people’s opinion of him. An interview’s probably unwise, but he is desperate to be back on TV,’ our source revealed.
After his sexual misconduct scandal, Lauer has been keeping low.
Not too long ago, it was announced that Hoda Kotb would be the one to take over his spot as a 10:00 A.M. co-host.
Interestingly enough, it is she who Matt would like to interview him on the show.
‘There is a reason Matt wants his old chum to do it. He is hoping that she will go easy on him. He thinks she is a soft touch,’ the insider said.
‘Hoda did not get where she is by being a pushover. She knows what Matt’s up to, and if this interview happens, she is going to approach him like any other subject of an investigation. Hoda’s a woman first, a journalist second, and Matt’s friend is a very, very distant third,’ the source added!
Indeed, Hoda is a very seasoned journalist, and she would never risk not being professional for the sake of their friendship, especially when what he allegedly did goes against her beliefs and liberties.