Pranked On Ellen, Meredith Vieira Reveals Her ‘Filthy Mouth’

Meredith Vieira may be anxious to sleep in and relax when she leaves NBC’s TODAY later this year, but she didn’t get any peace in a visit with Ellen Degeneres on Ellen Monday. Degeneres aired hidden camera video of Vieira’s arrival at the studio for the interview–including the comic hiding in a dressing room and lunging at the unsuspecting morning show host. “I love scaring people,” said Degeneres, who joked about Vieira’s reaction to the prank–which had to be bleeped out. “You have a filthy mouth.”

Vieira has said she will leave TODAY to spend more time with her family and away from the often grueling schedule required in the intensely competitive world of network morning shows, telling Ellen, “I’m very much a night person,” who goes to bed between 10 and 11 at night only to wake up for TODAY at 2:30 a.m. “That’s why this schedule has never been a perfect fit for me.”

Watch the interview–and the prank–here, from Ellen:

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