Today Show: Justin Sylvester Explains Why He Pushed Jenna Bush Hager Twice Live On Air

Justin Sylvester has explained why he pulled Jenna Bush Hager away from him today Show.

The presenter guest-hosted Wednesday’s (10 Aug) episode when viewers noticed him jerking Hager’s hand off his shoulder and then moving it slightly away from him as they watched chef Andy Baraghani roast a chicken.

Hager, 40, laughed at Sylvester’s actions and was seen glancing at the camera on several occasions.

She also once asked Sylvester, 35, “Do you want me to go?”

The moment was felt awkward by viewers and sparked debate about consent and physical contact. Some viewers even suggested suspending Hager.

However, Sylvester himself has clarified the matter, saying on Instagram that the pair were joking and that the claims are untrue that he was uncomfortable with Hager, whom he called the “nicest” person.

Instead, he said the pair were jokingly flirting with Baraghani and that people are “jumping to conclusions.”

Related: What happened in Division today Show moment between Jenna Bush Hager and Justin Sylvester?

In his Instagram Stories on Friday (August 12), Sylvester said of claims he was unwell: “That’s actually not the truth. What we did was we both flirted.

“Well I was flirting with the chef because he was cute and I pushed her out of the way so I could have a personal moment with the chef.”

Justin Sylvester pulled Jenna Bush Hager away from him on the ‘Today’ show

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He continued, “I hate that people take it out of context.”

Sylvester is best known as the host of Daily pop on E!, which he co-hosts with Morgan Stewart. Meanwhile, Baraghani, who appeared on the show, recently published a book The chef you want to be.

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