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Wednesday 15th August 2018

'Today' Viewers Beg Show to Get Rid of 'Painful' New Format

"Not sure I can take two weeks of this," one person said.

Today fans were in uproar after tuning into Monday's edition of Kathie Lee & Hoda.

With Hoda Kotb away in South Korea covering the 2018 winter Olympics, co-host Kathie Lee Gifford teamed up with Jenna Bush Hager for the fourth hour of the morning program.

The show decided to switch things up, adding a live studio audience to the hour which left some viewers annoyed.


Fans weren't impressed with the live audience. (Credit: Today)

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Jenna has filled in for Hoda multiple times, becoming a regular guest on the Today franchise.

While fans loved the combination of Kathie Lee, 64, and Jenna, 36, they were distracted by the live audience, and begged the show to get rid of it as soon as possible.

One person ranted, "So wait... is the @klgandhoda hour of @TODAYshow staying this way with the live audience?? Please say no..."

Another called the new format a "train wreck," adding that they had no choice but to switch the program off.

"PLEASE PLEASE when two weeks are over do away with live audience," another fan said.

While some were displeased, others had a totally different opinion on the live audience.

Kathie Lee and fellow Today anchor Megyn Kelly are currently filming the show in New York, while Hoda, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are in PyeongChang.

The trio arrived in South Korea over the weekend, beginning their overseas hosting duties on Feb. 12.

They are also joined by the show's meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, as well as Weekend Today anchor Craig Melvin.

During Monday's show, Hoda, Savannah and Al kicked off the live coverage with a parade.


Al, Savannah and Hoda are covering the winter games. (Credit: Today)

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They spoke with multiple Olympians, including snowboarder Red Gerard, gold medalist Jamie Anderson and, skier Lindsey Vonn throughout the show.

The co-hosts were also educated in the Korean culture by getting a lesson in Korean etiquette by blogger Mina Oh.

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