No Butts About It: Pippa Middleton Hire Could Give ‘Today’ The Ratings Lift It Needs

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Pippa Middleton is bringing her bottom stateside after rumors that NBC is offering her a correspondent gig on the “Today” show, in a come-from-behind strategy to revitalize the network’s ratings.

NBC originally denied rumors it was recruiting the royal sister-in-law, but it’s been confirmed that the 31 year old has been doing a test shoot in Utah.

“If it works out well, and it looks like it will, they will hire her as a correspondent,” a source told Page Six.

Pippa became famous after the royal wedding in 2011, when her sister Kate Middleton married Prince William. Pippa carried her sister’s train down the aisle, but all attention shifted from the bride to her sister’s rear, which was draped in a hip-hugging white gown. (RELATED: Pippa Picks NBC Over ABC)

Pippa Middleton at royal wedding

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NBC sought to hire Pippa after her June interview with Matt Lauer, which was her first ever television appearance. During the interview, which was a “ratings hit,” Pippa told Lauer her gown was only supposed to blend in, not command the attention it did.

Pippa’s hire could come as a result of NBC’s extremely low ratings. At the end of October, “Good Morning America” got its largest season margins over “Today” in over 20 years. That means ABC is raking in about 5.2 million viewers, while NBC is yielding somewhere closer to 4.6 million.

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Pippa Middleton NBC

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In her career, Pippa published a party-planning book, which had poor sales, and wrote a lifestyle column for Britain’s “The Telegraph,” but was let go after six months. Now, she’ll join the ranks with other famous family members who have worked for NBC, namely Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush. Pippa’s pay will allegedly be in the same range as Clinton’s–a surprising $600,000.

That’s a lot of money for one bum. (RELATED: ‘Today’ Sees High Ratings Because Pippa Middleton Is Hot)