Former MSNBC anchor and “Today” show host Tamron Hall says there’s no rivalry between her and Kelly Clarkson, despite the fact that both are debuting new daytime talk shows on the same day.
In an interview with GoodHousekeeping.com, Tamron, 48, made it clear that there’s no tension between her and the “American Idol” alum.
“There’s not a head to head,” Tamron explained. “Anyone who would write, ‘oh there’s a battle’ is simply looking for a headline. Kelly Clarkson will have a phenomenal show and I’m not just saying that, I’m saying that because I’m a fan of hers on ‘American Idol’, and she’s a fun-loving person.”
Both shows, “Tamron Hall” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, debut Monday, Sept. 9.
In Tamron’s interview, she also went on to discuss her dramatic departure from the “Today” show in Feb. 2017 and how she left the job with her head held high.
“On the outside, it looked like it was all together,” she said. “‘Look at her, she’s walking out, her head up.’ My head is never going to be bowed, but I had to pray not to be broken. We are not the biggest job we’ve landed. We are not, even with motherhood, I love my son … [but] even he is not the total sum of my journey … I’m not Tamron from the ‘Today’ show. I’m Tamron.”
Tune into the first episode of “Tamron Hall” on Sept. 9 on Global at 3 PM ET.