NBC paired the two as hosts of Today's fourth hour after Kathie Lee Gifford's departure last year
Today‘s fourth hour just got a whole lot bigger!
The co-hosts made the announcement Thursday on-air.
“We have a new home!” they said. “We’ve been in your house, and now it’s time for you to come to our house. We call it Hoda & Jenna & Friends, and all that’s missing is you!”
Hager, 38, couldn’t help but get emotional at the news.
“I’m so excited, I want to cry,” she said, tearing up. “Why am I crying?”
“Because it’s big!” said Kotb, 55. “I love that we have a special title for those special days, the Thursdays and Fridays. It’s Hoda & Jenna & Friends. Here’s the thing, a lot of people I know want to watch the show. They’re like, ‘We want to come and see it.'”
“And I have to say,” Kotb added, “when we’ve done this show in front of an audience it’s been really fun.”
Tickets, which are free, are available at HodaAndJennaTickets.com. Today airs weekdays on NBC.