Today the show host honored for her ‘sexyness’ in a popular award as Savannah Guthrie jokes that’s why the star ‘skipped the show’

TODAY host Al Roker has been crowned one of the Sexiest Men Alive with Chris Evans – and his castmates had a lot to say about it.

Al was not present while fellow Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and others discussed his award.


Today show host Carson Daly revealed that one of his panelists has been named one of the world’s sexiest menCredit: today
Al Roker won in the 68 years old category of the Sexy at Any Age contest


Al Roker won in the 68 years old category of the Sexy at Any Age contestCredit: today

On Tuesday, the Today show discussed Chris’s accolade as well as the fact that Al, 68, was in the Sexy in Every Age category.

Host Carson Daly said on the show: “We know someone else wearing a sexy crown this morning. Our own Uncle Al is listed under Sexy in Every Age.

“He won in the 68-year-old category, so congratulations.”

Savannah, 50, then joked, “That’s why he’s not here.”

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At this time, Al has not spoken about his victory.

The longtime morning show host has been absent from Today for some time.

Fans noted earlier this week that the esteemed weatherman was not in attendance after a series of bizarre on-air moments.

Tom Llamas appeared on the show in his place, hosting alongside Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer in the third hour.

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Although Al disappeared on Monday, he appeared on the show on Friday.

Costar Craig Melvin was also absent from the Today show’s office on Monday.

Sheinelle acknowledged Al’s absence in the third hour today.

“Hello and welcome to TODAY at the third hour. I’m Sheinelle, here with Dylan and Tom Llamas,” she said.

“Al is gone. Thanks for joining us today.”

“It’s great to be here. It’s always fun,” Tom replied.

Although they let everyone know that Al was away, the hosts didn’t say why.


Al’s absence comes after he was involved in a series of “strange” on-air moments on live television.

Last week, Al’s co-host Carson clapped back after interrupting him during a segment.

The duo talked about the new Christmas Story sequel, and Al shouted out an iconic line from the first film, shocking everyone.

On Wednesday’s show, during the POPStart segment, Carson aired a preview of A Christmas Story Christmas.

Ralphie, played by Peter Billingsley, grew up in the new film and is determined to make a Christmas to remember for his children.

Set 30 years after the first film, some original characters return to honor Ralphie’s sadly deceased father.

After the clip played, Carson let everyone know when the movie would start airing, and Al shouted “Bumpuses!” in the middle of his report.

Carson kept a straight face and continued to talk, but his other co-hosts — Savannah, Hoda Kotb and Craig — all laughed at his outburst.

Bumpuses was the name of Ralphie’s neighbors in the original A Christmas Story.

They always let their dogs into his family’s house and ate their Christmas dinner.

Ralphie’s dad was yelling, “Bumpuses!” through the open door.

Another weird moment Al has been involved in recently was when he and Craig exchanged some NSFW dialogue last week.

A big talking point in Thursday’s episode was the size of airplane seats and how senators want to keep them from getting smaller.

Al led the travel segment as his co-hosts smiled around him.

“Getting ready to travel for the holidays. A common complaint from travelers is the shrinkage of airline seats,” he said.

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“Shrinkage, Jerry! Craig yelled and Al repeated the joke after him.

The line comes from an episode of Seinfeld.

Al did not appear on the show as they announced his honor


Al did not appear on the show as they announced his honorCredit: Instagram
He was also absent from Monday's show, which got fans talking


He was also absent from Monday’s show, which got fans talkingCredit: BNC
The meteorologist has recently been involved in several bizarre on-air moments


The meteorologist has recently been involved in several bizarre on-air momentsCredit: BNC

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