GMA fans have claimed they were “distracted” after DeMarco Morgan filled in for TJ Holmes on Friday’s show.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais was among viewers praising the new host – but it remains unclear if he will be in a more permanent capacity on the show.
Former hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach were removed from their positions last week after revealing their alleged affair.
Since then, both have been replaced by Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez, who alongside Dr. Jennifer Ashton joined.
However, GMA3 introduced another new host in DeMarco Morgan, 44.
On GMA3’s Friday hour, Morgan appeared alongside Ramos and Ashton and stood in for Benitez, per Hello! Magazine.
Morgan was formerly part of the CBS News team with their local station in Santa Monica, California.
He was hired by ABC back in November and announced his move to the broadcast network in a post on Instagram, while mentioning his two-decade career in journalism.
Morgan listed all of the local stations he had attended to date and mentioned his move to ABC.
In addition to being a longtime collaborator in the industry, Morgan reportedly attended HBCU Jackson State University in Mississippi along with Columbia University’s graduate journalism program, according to Hello! Magazine.
So far, fans and even other celebrities have only received positive and seemingly flirtatious reactions to Morgan’s inclusion in GMA.
Actress and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais even took to Twitter post Pictures of Morgan with the caption “Well hello [smiley face].”
Other fans have also taken to Twitter to compliment Morgan.
“ABC doesn’t want a distraction and they’re giving us one… Girl I’m distracted,” one person replied in a thread to Beauvais’ post.
“Can they let him stay? I wouldn’t mind seeing him on my screen every morning…” one person tweeted.
“I think he’s cuter,” another written down.
A fan said“Oh, they upgraded……”
As for Holmes and Robach, Eric Schiffer, chairman of Los Angeles-based firm Reputation Management Consultants, spoke exclusively to The US Sun about the alleged affair.
Schiffer sees a lasting impact on GMA and the potential “tanking” of Holmes and Robach’s careers.
“The ratings would probably have gone through the roof if they had allowed the two to stay. But then what do they really say about the brand?” explained Schiffer.
“They are sorely deceived if they think it might not hurt their careers.”
Time will tell if Morgan’s addition and the removal of Holmes and Robach are permanent.
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