Al Roker Defends 'Today' Show Interview With Spencer Pratt And Heidi Montag

'I believe I asked what a lot of people wanted to know,' 'Today' cohost responds.

In what has become the most unusual celebrity feud in recent memory, on Tuesday (June 16), the "Today" show's Al Roker commented on his aggressive line of questioning toward Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt on Monday's show when the pair stopped by to talk about their [article id="1613492"]time on "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!"[/article]

"You just saw the tape, was that an attack?" Roker, who had been [article id="1613953"]accused by the couple of verbally attacking them[/article] during the interview, asked co-host Meredith Vieira, jokingly adding, "After we kept going, then I hit them with mace and then tied them up."

Roker told Vieira that he was proud of the way he acted in the interview. "Yes, I am," he said. "I believe I asked what a lot of people wanted to know, and if he [Spencer] had tried to come across, I would have dumped him like a bag of dirt."

Meanwhile, Roker also responded to the couple's claims to MTV News that Roker has a problem talking to women after the way he repeatedly asked Heidi the same question and wouldn't let up. "I've interviewed hundreds of women on this program and never had a complaint," Roker, whom Spencer referred to as "the weatherman," explained. "And, look, they are so unused to people actually asking them a real question that they didn't know how to handle it. ... There are a lot of celebrities who come on, real celebrities who've actually done something, and act civil."

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