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Will dance for food: Megyn Kelly’s ’22 nearly unbearable seconds’

There’s no two ways about it — Megyn Kelly is very good looking. And there was a time when she was also a halfway decent journalist.

As the Business Insider reported last January, Kelly was pulling in somewhere between $10 to $12 million every year while still at the Fox News Channel. But with her bailing-out from the FNC, Kelly is now saddled-up with the Peacock Network to the tune of $15 to $20 million annually.

And as even the most moderate newser already knows, Kelly abandoned her journalistic objectivity during the 2016 presidential campaign when she openly embraced the anti-Trump movement.

In the meantime, news junkies are already on top of the unmitigated ratings disaster that’s been Kelly’s NBC morning show.

Reporter Travis Andrews of the Washington Post chronicles what could be the most cringe-worthy of all stunts used by floundering TV personalities desperate to boost sagging viewership – dancing for the crowd;

Megyn Kelly’s slot of the “Today” show desperately needs a ratings boost after less than a month on the air.

On Thursday, Hoda Kotb, the ever-upbeat popular “Today” host from another hour appeared as a guest. They chatted. They danced. They tried to get the audience on its feet dancing, too.

Critics hated the moment.

“I’ve never been so embarrassed,” tweeted BuzzFeed News’s Kate Aurthur. “I feel nothing but second-hand embarrassment for Megyn Kelly,” chimed in media critic Ian Miles Cheong. Vulture called the clip “22 nearly unbearable seconds.”