First Take fans’ dub show is ‘unwatchable’ as both Molly Qerim and Stephen A Smith are absent and replaced with a surprise guest
FIRST Take fans got their week off to the worst possible start when not one, but BOTH the show’s stars were absent.
Molly Qerim and Stephen A. Smith were both absent from the ESPN studios on Monday.
The two faces of the popular debate show were both taking a well-deserved break.
But that left fans with a bitter taste in their mouths when their two favorites were knocked out.
And they were even more annoyed that Chris “Mad Dog” Russo played Stephen A.
One fan wrote: “First Take is completely unwatchable this morning.”
Another wrote: “No Molly! No Stephen A! Now why have I rushed to watch?”
And a third said: “Great! Chris Russo on First Take on a Monday? Time to change the channel.”
Molly also had a day off last week – and it coincided with an epic Stephen A Smith rant.
Smith acknowledged his March Madness group was “broken” in a speech on Friday’s show.
The 55-year-old star couldn’t wait to get started on the popular ESPN show on Friday.
He was alongside guest analyst and former coach Seth Greenberg to talk about the men’s March Madness tournament — something Smith said Smith wasn’t looking forward to.
“It’s about those damn braces… You know what, Coach? It’s not looking good for me. It’s just not looking good.”
“A third Final Four team that I picked is out. Oh, I’m disgusted.” Smith expressed.
Greenberg teased Smith, saying he was lucky Molly wasn’t there.
First Take co-host Molly Qerim was absent on Friday and was replaced by Christine Williamson.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7727789/first-take-molly-qerim-stephen-a-smith-espn/ First Take fans’ dub show is ‘unwatchable’ as both Molly Qerim and Stephen A Smith are absent and replaced with a surprise guest