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Boozeday Tuesday will never be the same.

Kathie Lee Gifford announced on the fourth hour of Today this morning that she will be leaving the 10 a.m. broadcast she co-hosts with Hoda Kotb. Gifford will stay through the show’s 11th anniversary on April 7, 2019.

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The TV legend gave an emotional announcement live. “I have been here almost eleven years — thought I would stay one year and something happened along the way,” she shared. “I fell in love with a beautiful Egyptian goddess. Now, when it’s our 11th anniversary, I’m going to be leaving The Today Show. It’s an exciting time for me and I’m thrilled about all the projects I have coming up but it’s also hard. The reason I stayed longer than a year is because I love everybody here so much.”

“The minute you stepped into my life with both feet…everything changed,” said a teary Kotb.

NBC News president Noah Oppenheim made the announcement to the staff prior to the broadcast in an email.

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