GOOD Morning America host Whit Johnson has been missing from the weekend desk after scoring a new gig.
Whit reported live with news correspondents Linsey Davis and Chris Connelly from Los Angeles, California during a recent episode of GMA as he prepared to host at the 2023 Oscars.
Twitter/@WhitJohnsonGMA host Whit Johnson was missing from weekend desk after scoring a major new gig[/caption]
Instagram/linseytdavisWhit will be hosting the red carpet at the 2023 Oscars with correspondent Linsey Davis[/caption]
Today, the GMA Twitter account shared a clip from the morning show of the anchors on the “champagne carpet” that will hold the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday to Twitter.
The tweet was captioned: “Road to the #Oscars: Who are the favorites? ABC’s.
“@ChrisConnelly breaks down the nominees with his own categories and what to expect from this year’s producers.”
On Sunday night the 40-year-old TV personality will be hosting the red carpet at the Oscars alongside his co-anchor Linsey.
On Saturday, Whit shared a snap of him and Linsey on the golden carpet, next to a life-size Oscar statue, promoting his career-changing opportunity on his personal Twitter account.
“Here we go!! Live from the “Champagne Carpet” for Oscars weekend! Hope you’ll join us. @LinseyDavis @GMA,” he captioned.
Whit got a lot of support from fans on Twitter who felt that he and Linsey would be “great” hosts at the prestigious event tomorrow night.
“ABC’s two rising stars ready for their breakout performance!!!,” one fan tweeted.
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Another added on Twitter: “Go Whit & Linsey! Watching.”
NO ROOM FOR ERROR
Hopefully, Whit doesn’t have an on-air blunder at the upcoming Oscars like he’s had on GMA in the past.
Last month he epically failed while he was live on the morning show.
Whit slipped up and accidentally said the wrong thing during a segment on GMA, and his co-hosts laughed at him for his on-air error.
During an episode of the morning talk show, he showed off his basketball skills while he interviewed players from the iconic Harlem Globetrotters team.
The ABC host excitedly dribbled with an invisible ball on the stage, flexing his ball-handling abilities before he asked one of the Globetrotters to pass him the “rock [ball].”
He then proceeded to bounce an actual basketball, doing a clever trick that everyone on the stage seemed to find impressive.
WHIT’S GOT JOKES
Whit explained that he was flaunting his athleticism on live TV because his co-host Eva Pilgrim, 40, asked him to do so.
Trying to sound hip, the media personality revealed that Eva “requested” to see “the bake and shake.”
Immediately Eva, and his other co-host for the hour Janai Norman, 32, began to giggle at the way he mixed up the popular sports phrase: “Shake and bake.”
Realizing his error, Whit quickly corrected: “Or the shake and bake,” prompting Eva and Janai to laugh harder alongside the Globetrotters who were beside them on stage.
Whit shared a clip from the show where he was having fun with Globetrotters and his co-anchors on his personal Instagram account.
He captioned the video: “Ready to Shake n Bake with the world famous @harlemglobetrotters !! Guess I’ll stick to soccer.”
Instagram/linseytdavisMany fans are excited for Whit and Linsey to host at the upcoming Oscars[/caption]
ABCSome fans think that the prestigious event will be Whit and Linsey’s ‘breakout’ gig[/caption]
GettyGMA alum Amy Robach and TJ Holmes hosted live from the Oscars red carpet last year[/caption]