GOOD Morning America’s Robin Roberts has been replaced by a substitute anchor as she misses Friday’s edition of the show.
Disney+Robin Roberts was replaced by a substitute anchor as she missed Friday’s edition of the morning show[/caption]
GettyGeorge Stephanopoulos was also absent from the show as he is currently on vacation with his family[/caption]
Besides being the fill-in and substitute anchor of GMA, Linsey anchors the Sunday edition of World News Tonight.
She also leads ABC News Live Prime with Linsey Davis.
And same as last week, no one gave a reason as to why Robin was suddenly absent.
It is not clear when Robin will return.
Linsey was joined by another fill-in host, Whit Johnson, who took George’s place for the episode and who fans are saying “deserves a spot at the main desk.”
George has been out the whole week, as he and his family have gone on vacation.
Whit has filled in for George since Monday and fans seem to love him.
Aside from being a substitute anchor, Whit usually hosts the weekend edition of GMA.
The host captioned it: “Always a blast joining the team in studio on @goodmorningamerica!”
In the photos and all week, he has sat next to regular hosts Robin and Michael.
George will most likely return next week, but fans are not in any rush for him to come back.
‘MAKE HIM PERMANENT’
Fans took to the comments of his Instagram post and asked him to be the permanent host of GMA.
“The weekday morning show looks good on you! You are meant to be at the Big Desk!” wrote one fan.
“Always enjoy watching you in the morning,” said another.
A third added: “We love him on GMA!!”
“Always a blast when you join Robin & Michael in the AM…
GMA IS THE BEST!!” commented one fan.
“I wish you were on every. single. day,” said another.
“Where you should be daily!” said one follower.
Another added: “You should be on weekdays. Upbeat personality enjoy watching when you are on.”
Robin, meanwhile, has been busy with the release of her mini-series, Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts, which just came out this week.
All four episodes of season two are available to stream on the platform now.
During one of the episodes, the 62-year-old begged for tissues after an emotional conversation.
She recounted her experiences with her partner Amber Laign’s battle with cancer.
Robin sat down with guest Rita Wilson among others during a recent episode of her Disney+ series.
In the episode, one conversation found Rita prompting Robin to delve into “what it’s like” dealing with a loved one with an illness.
She had been referring to the anchor’s longtime partner Amber, who had been battling breast cancer.
The discussion explored how Robin has been holding up while supporting her partner.
“Where’s the tissues?” Robin asked, pretending to reach for one before answering the question.
She looked visibly shaken as she continued, preparing herself to talk about Amber.
“I mean, I can talk about mine, and just look at you, and…” Robin paused to gather her thoughts and composed herself.
The pair were kindred spirits in the moment, having suffered from the same illness.
Robin had previously battled breast cancer herself in 2007 as well as a 2012 diagnosis of myelodysplatic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow.
Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer and as a result, underwent a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery.
She kept going: “I talk about her, what she’s going through, and not because her case is more severe than mine, when you’re a caregiver, it’s totally different than when you’re the patient.”
The host quickly gathered herself before continuing the conversation as the tears eventually dissipated.
Good Morning America / ABCLinsey Davis filled in for the fan-favorite host as she did during Robin’s Friday absence last week[/caption]
GettyMicahel Strahan was the only full-time host present behind the main desk as Whit Johnson filled in for George[/caption]
GettyGeorge will most likely return to the show on Monday as he has been absent all week from GMA[/caption]