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Hoda Kotb caught off guard live on Today with romantic gesture

The unexpected moment definitely left Hoda confused and surprised

Ask Andy Panel from the Javits Center in New York City with Hoda Kotb
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
19 April 2023
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Hoda Kotb certainly didn't expect a big romantic surprise coming her way when she walked out onto the Today Plaza with her co-hosts on Wednesday's Today Show.

However, when Carson Daly directed her to one of the members of the audience, the reaction she received caught her off guard and left her very confused. Watch what happened in the video below!

WATCH: Hoda Kotb caught off guard by romantic Today surprise

Fans were certainly left blown away by the moment too, especially by the 58-year-old's genuinely shocked reaction, as one took to social media to comment: "Love love love this!! What I love even more is seeing people surprised with this all having the same reaction."

And another also added: "Cute. As. Anything!! Hoda is definitely worth this," with a third saying: "I love love love Hoda's reaction."

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Hoda is back and ready to take charge of the rest of the week on the NBC morning news show, having taken the day off at the start alongside co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.

Both hosts were replaced for Monday's show, with regular Today anchor Craig Melvin, Kristen Welker, and Jacob Soboroff stepping in for the duo. 

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb in Windsor on the Today Show© Getty Images
Savannah and Hoda took Monday morning off Today

Craig explained why Savannah and Hoda were missing from their usual spots on the Today desk, telling viewers that they both had "the morning off."

While they may be back now, Savannah will be away from the Today studio in the coming weeks as she is set to fly to London to report on King Charles's coronation in May. 

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The 51-year-old made the announcement during last Thursday's show, confirming that she would be in the UK for "about three weeks," having last visited the nation following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September.

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The coronation of King Charles III will take place during the first weekend of May, with ceremonies expected to begin starting Friday, May 5 and ending with the bank holiday weekend into Monday, May 8, the entirety of which Savannah will be on the ground to report on.

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