Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes were absent from their little-known “GMA3” Monday as their alleged affair drama continues to draw backlash.
Co-anchors Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez manned the desk in their place.
“Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have the day off,” Ramos said with a smile.
The show proceeded as usual without missing a beat.
Page Six confirmed early Monday that ABC News chiefs decided to take the couple off the air because their scandal became too much of a distraction.
“After a lot of thought, I am taking Amy and T.J. off the air as we figure this out,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said during an internal phone call.
Godwin added that while Holmes and Robach’s alleged affair was “not a violation of company policy,” the decision to pull them temporarily was necessary for the “Good Morning America” brand as a whole.
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