DESPITE his absence from First Take, star personality Stephen A. Smith made it clear he’s still watching the show.
Smith, 55, and presenter Molly Qerim, 38, have not appeared on the hit show this week as both are taking a well-deserved break.
On Tuesday, the debate show interviewed Iowa Hawkeyes star Caitlin Clark.
Clark, 21, led Iowa to the Final Four, most recently delivering a 41-point triple-double against Louisville.
Clark’s interview was seen by Smith, who tweeted: “There, Caitlin.
“I’m watching my favorite wife’s player on @FirstTake right now.
“The @StephenCurry30 of the women’s BBall.
“You are simply sensational.
Smith’s tweet prompted many fans to advocate for the outspoken personality’s return.
A response to Smith’s tweet read, “The shows aren’t the same without you!”
Another asked: “Why aren’t you working?”
And a third commented: “Was hoping to see Stephen A. Smith today alright guys did an admirable job.”
Qerim was also absent on Friday as Christine Williamson has since stepped in.
Williamson has been with the ESPN network as a presenter and reporter since 2019.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7741236/stephen-a-smith-watches-first-take-missing-show/ Stephen A Smith watches First Take despite missing the show and screams as fans say it’s ‘not the same without him’