Amy Robach and TJ Holmes pulled from GMA after cheating scandal
New York, New York - After the cheating scandal that launched a million tweets, Amy Robach and TJ Holmes have both officially been pulled from anchoring at Good Morning America (GMA).
The GMA stars became embroiled in a juicy scandal after surfaced photos of the pair, both of whom are married to other people, getting cozy at a bar in New York City and holding hands in a car on a getaway.
During an editorial call on Monday, ABC News President Kim Godwin informed employees of the company's decision to remove Robach and Holmes from their anchoring posts on GMA3, an afternoon spinoff of the original GMA, which airs earlier in the morning.
Per The Washington Post, Godwin confirmed that although the affair is not a direct violation of company policy, the scandal has proven to be an "internal and external distraction."
"These decisions are not easy, they’re not knee jerk, but they are necessary for the brand and for our priority which, you guys know, are all of us — the people here at ABC," Godwin told employees.
It has not yet been confirmed what the next steps are, but Robach and Holmes will remain sidelined while ABC figures out a more long-term plan.
Amy Robach and TJ Holmes co-hosted GMA3 after the scandal broke
ABC News' decision to remove Robach and Holmes comes after the pair's first on-screen appearance since the scandal broke the internet.
Last Friday, the TV reporters laughed awkwardly as they welcomed viewers back to the program.
The duo didn't address the scandal directly, but Holmes appeared to pay a knowing nod to it as he sarcastically told Robach, "You know, it's too bad it's Friday; it's been a great week."
"I just want it to keep going, and going, and going. Just enjoy it," Holmes joked to Robach.
ABC News correspondents Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos filled in for the co-anchors during Monday afternoon's show.
Ramos told the audience at the start of the episode that Robach and Holmes "have the day off."
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