GOOD Morning America star Robin Roberts was spotted punching the air after her co-star was given a new nickname live on air.
On Thursday, Rhiannon Ally told her colleagues, “just call us both Ri Ri,” as she presented a snippet of Rihanna’s British Vogue interview.
Gio Benitez, who co-presented GMA3 with Rhiannon last week, described the on-air exchange as “the best moment”.
Former NFL star Michael Strahan tried to introduce Rhiannon but struggled to say her name and Rihanna in the same sentence.
He said, “Rhiannon Ally has the details on…” before stumbling and finally saying “Rihannas” with an exaggerated flourish as his co-hosts burst out laughing.
Rhiannon quipped back, “Just call us both Ri Ri. That makes it easy.”
George Stephanopoulos then cheekily used the nickname when thanking the presenter for her coverage.
Michael burst out laughing and clapped his hands while Robin punched the air during the hilarious moment.
Viewers were let down when one claimed George was the “funniest” GMA star.
Rihanna’s interview with British Vogue came just days after she met Michael in a one-on-one session.
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Michael and George hosted Friday’s episode of GMA, but Robin was absent from the programme.
Linsey Davis represented the veteran news anchor.
She usually hosts the Sunday edition of World News Tonight and ABC News Live Prime with Linsey Davis.
Robin had been appearing on the show for the past week and no reason was given for her absence.
Last week, the journalist announced that the second season of her show Turning The Table With Robin Roberts is coming soon.
The series was well received and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show in 2022.
Today Robin is celebrating her 10th anniversary of returning to work.
She received a bone marrow transplant in 2012 before returning to GMA on February 20, 2013.
The journalist was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and five years later with myelodysplastic syndrome – a rare blood disorder.
The presenter is now preparing to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her return to work.
On February 21st, GMA will be providing a recap of their health journey.
Robin previously told People: “The pictures of my return always bring me back, but more than that, they remind me of how far I’ve come.”
She added, “As I said back in 2013, I’ve waited 174 days to be sane enough to say ‘Good Morning America.’
“And so I remember being overwhelmed with emotion at how lucky and truly blessed I was to be able to say those three words.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7441935/gma-robin-roberts-punches-air-co-star-nickname/ GMA’s Robin Roberts bangs after her co-star got a new name in ‘best’ live-on-air moment