Ryan Seacrest Breaks News to Matt Lauer on 'TODAY': I Will Join NBC Family (VIDEO)
Ryan Seacrest and Matt Lauer faced off this morning, April 4, when the beloved TODAY show anchor asked Ryan point blank: Are you taking my job?
The American Idol and E! News host skirted around the question a bit, but did admit that he will be joining the NBC family. When does he start? Ryan, 37, will be reporting from the London Olympics this year alongside Matt and the network's other reporters.
Matt, 54, didn't let the TV personality get off that easy, asking him again if he's had discussions specifically about joining the TODAY show program. "I want names," he joked Ryan squirmed a bit, answered back jokingly:
"Oh, they didn't tell you? ... They were mostly about filling in to do weather." He continued, "I don't know. ... I see you doing this for as long as you want to," Ryan added that he expects Matt to be on TODAY for years to come, and then turned the question around asking him when he planned on leaving. Then it was Matt's turn to play coy.
The two assured audiences that there is "no tension" between them and that they are "friendly" towards one another.