Al Roker Says Hoda Kotb Becoming 'Today' Co-Anchor Was 'Seamless' ​Transition (Exclusive)

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Everyone loves Hoda Kotb!

ET spoke with Al Roker at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries winter Television Critics Association red carpet at Tournament House in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, where he declared Kotb a perfect fit in the anchor chair left vacant by Matt Lauer's firing.

"It's one of those things where it's just completely natural," Roker told ET's Katie Krause. "Hoda's been there and everybody loves Hoda so it's been seamless."

As for Lauer, Roker revealed he has been in touch with the former lead anchor since he was fired in Novemeber for sexual misconduct.

"We wish nothing but the best for him and his family and [that] they get the support and the help that they need," Roker said.

His former co-worker Katie Couric also opened up  to ET about Lauer at Saturday's Nat Geo's Television Critics Association press day.

"It's been really crushing," Couric said of the allegations against Lauer. "I think there's been a lot of cognitive dissonance for me and a lot of people on the show, and clearly the behavior was unacceptable and shocking for so many of us, and yet we also all knew a side of Matt and many positive attributes."

Meanwhile, the beloved weatherman also said he hopes that Hollywood can do better amidst all the allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

"I think people have to treat people kindly," he said. "In the way they'd want to be treated themselves. I think it's still all boils down to the Golden Rule in a sense."

Roker himself is branching into new territory, serving as an executive producer on Hallmark's Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps, based on a book he also wrote. The movie stars Holly Robinson Peete as a morning talk show anchor accused of murder, as well as Rick Fox as the detective on the case.

And you can expect to see Roker making an appearance in the film. "I'm not going to tell you what the cameo is!" he teased on the Hallmark Channel Winter TCA 2018 Red Carpet.

"I'm kind of pulling an Alfred Hitchcock, making a little appearance in my own film," he added.

Hallmark's Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps airs January 21 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. For more on Today, watch the video below.

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