“Good Morning America“anchor” Amy Robach and TJ Holmes was taken out of the air by executives at ABC amid their ongoing workplace infidelity scandal that has rocked the network since news of the dating broke late last month.
In an internal call on Monday, ABC News President Kim Godwin announced that dup would no longer hold their daily 1pm slot. based on Page Six.
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Godwin went on to tell employees that the alleged incident had become too much of an “internal and external distraction.”
She said: “After a lot of thought, I’ll take Amy and TJ off when we figure this out.
She added that while their alleged case “did not violate company policy,” their removal from the advisory position was necessary for the “GMA” brand.
News of Holmes and Robach being relieved of their duties online comes just days after sources told TMZ that no disciplinary action will be taken over the pair’s consensual relationship.
How Amy Robach said good morning to co-host TJ Holmes in the US EVERY DAY after it was revealed. They had an affair for six months and cheated on their partners with Technicolor; Here’s What They Did When The Cheating Photos Leaked https://t.co/9AiYsdtaNf pic.twitter.com/UDs3Zl1Uha
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Meanwhile, Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez will replace them on “GMA3” this week, as many internal meetings take place at the network about how to handle the scandal.
Top GMA host Robin Roberts took special issue with the scandal, confronting co-hosts about the scandal
Top GMA host Robin Roberts has taken particular interest in the controversy, “not only is he very religious but (dislikes) the kind of scandal that has ruined this show,” multiple sources told Page Six about it. alleged case.
The outlet reports that Roberts, 62, actually confronted Robach and Holmes about the incident, with an insider telling Page Six that Roberts “pulled them both aside and basically said, ‘Stop it. again.'”
Holmes and Robach’s reported relationship came to light last week after they were spotted together at bars near ABC’s Midtown Manhattan studio.
The affair is believed to have started early this spring, while other sources close to the situation claim that the affair began in August after they left their partners.
The news comes just days after ABC Exec held an “Emergency Meeting” about the alleged incident
Last week, Shade room reported that ABC executives were holding “emergency meetings” about the incident led by co-hosts Amy Roback and TJ Holmes, who is said to have had a secret affair for the past few months.
A source close to the original situation told New York Post Office that Robach, who is married to actor Andrew Shue, along with Holmes, who is married to immigration attorney Marilee Fiebig, will “keep their jobs if their ratings go up” in the next few weeks.
The Post reports that the source said the scandal has only helped their ratings since the story first came to light late last month..
“Ultimately it’s about ratings,” the source said, adding that the scandal has caused “ratings… soar.”
Meanwhile, another insider initially said that Godwin was unaware of the incident. A third source told the outlet at the time that the couple could face disciplinary action if they didn’t disclose their previous relationship.
“If ABC doesn’t know, they should enforce company policy,” said a senior Hollywood source.
Exact details of ABC’s policy on inter-office relationships were not immediately available.
The source said: “This story is old-fashioned gossip. “The most telling thing is that they are both stupid.”
Last Thursday, Robach and Holmes both held a “GMA” together for the first time since the story broke, but they made no mention of the reported incident.