By EnStarz Staff Writer, EnStarz | Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM EDT
Ann Curry was excluded from an emotional opening on the "Today" show Friday where the cast commemorated the show's last day in London.
"Today" anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Al Roker drove in a double-decker bus accompanied by more than 60 American Olympic athletes including Ryan Lochte and the U.S. women's soccer team.
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"Good morning welcome to today our final day in London it's a Friday," Lauer said at the opening of the show.
"We decided to arrive in style, we are not wearing our seat belt but we do have 60 plus members of team USA on board with us this morning," Guthrie said.
Technically Curry didn't need to be on the bus because she is not a main anchor on "Today." Since she was fired in late June she was downgraded to anchor at large. However, NBC correspondent Ryan Seacrest was in the bus, despite him not being a main anchor.
The bus stopped at the Olympic Park and all the anchors and athletes exited amid cheers and praises from bystanders.
Curry appeared minutes later in a segment interviewing Olympic organizer Sebastian Coe.
Yesterday, Curry made her first appearance on the show since she was fired. Her first interaction on the studio was with former co-anchor Lauer, who has been rumored to have played a role in her exit from the show.
On air they appeared distant as Curry rarely made eye contact with Lauer.
TMZ reported in June, around the time that she exited the show, that Lauer was behind the decision to fire her and that there are reports that the former co-anchors are not getting along.
Curry is expected to appear on NBC on Sunday to cover the Olympic closing ceremony.
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