After allegations of infidelity, Good Morning America anchors TJ Holmes and Amy Robach were fired.
Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez will anchor GMA3 this week decides how to handle the alleged scandal.
Pushed out of the Morning Program
“There is huge uncertainty internally,” said East County Gazette, who pulled them off the air.
Hughes, 45, and Robach, 49, were being “pushed out” of the formal morning programme.
The insider stated executives and top talent were upset about Hughes and Robach’s apparent affair, which has shaken the GMA crew and put production into turmoil.
“They cannot remain at GMA,” the person stated.
TV Stars Drank in New York City Pub
“They may not be fired, but they’ll be demoted, which will make them unattractive.” Hughes and Robach, who are married to Melrose Place star Andrew Shue, were photographed on many PDA-filled “dates” and a weekend vacation in November, revealing the affair.
On November 10, the TV stars drank in a New York City pub and appeared cozy. They were also seen in Manhattan residences together.
The couple, who started hosting GMA3 in 2020, allegedly went to upstate New York on November 11 for a cottage weekend two weeks before Thanksgiving.
Hughes nervously conducted the 60-minute GMA3 show alone, hours after it was claimed that the anchors were having an affair.
Hughes left the main anchor desk alongside Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos on Thursday morning after stepping in for Michael Strahan all week.
One insider claimed GMA’s peripheral production team was absolutely startled by the revelation, while a second source said Hughes and Robach weren’t hiding their growing affair until the story emerged last week.
The second source said “tongues were wagging” in their inner-work bubble. Hughes and Robach ran together in New York City, but one worker thought they were preparing for the NYC Marathon.
Great Week on Air
“When I saw them, I always considered it unusual that Amy was working out in full hair and makeup. “Now I understand—it was a date,” the employee remarked.
On Friday, the two joked about having a “great week” on air, shocking viewers and colleagues.
Hughes and Robach started GMA3 with a sly joke about their headline-making week.
“Hey there, everyone, and welcome to GMA 3: What You Need to Know on This Friday,” Hughes began the broadcast. Unfortunately, it’s Friday.
She said, “Is it?” He and Robach laughed. Hughes joked, “It’s been a great week.” I want it to continue forever. Enjoy.”
“Speak for yourself,” Robach said. “The weekend excites me.” She said, “And I’m sure everyone else is, too.” We enjoy Fridays here. Some do.”
Robach allegedly walked out of her US$5.2 million marital house and went on a massive shopping spree at a famous department store over the weekend.
Robach was seen in New York City carrying two huge TJ Maxx (TK Maxx in Australia) shopping bags.
Robach seemed to shop at the budget department store to prepare for her new temporary home.
Her daughter accompanied her, but her ex-husband Andrew Shue and rumoured lover, GMA co-host Hughes, were not there.
Many question whether “TJ” in “TJ Maxx” refers to her new lover.