GMA fans claimed they were “distracted” after DeMarco Morgan replaced TJ Holmes on Friday’s show.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais was among viewers who rushed to praise the new host – but it’s unclear if he’ll be on the show in a more permanent capacity.
Former hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach were fired last week after their alleged affair came to light.
Both have since been replaced by Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez, who have joined Dr Jennifer Ashton.
However, GMA3 introduced another new host in 44-year-old DeMarco Morgan.
On Friday’s GMA3 time, Morgan appeared alongside Ramos and Ashton, replacing Benitez, with Hello! Magazine.
Morgan was formerly on the CBS News team with their local station in Santa Monica, California.
He was hired by ABC in November, announcing his move to the broadcast network in an Instagram post while noting his two-decade career in journalism.
Morgan listed all the local stations he’s been on so far, while noting his stint on ABC.
In addition to being a longtime worker in the industry, Morgan reportedly attended HBCU Jackson State University in Mississippi, as well as Columbia University’s graduate journalism program, according to Hello! Magazine.
So far, fans and even other celebrities have had nothing but positive and seemingly flirtatious responses to Morgan’s addition to GMA.
Actress and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais even took to Twitter to Publish photos of Morgan with the caption “Well hello [smiley face].”
Other fans also took to Twitter to congratulate Morgan.
“ABC don’t want distraction and they give it to us…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 the person tweeted.
“I think he’s cuter,” another Noted.
A fan said“Oh, they updated……”
As for Holmes and Robach, Eric Schiffer, president of Los Angeles-based Reputation Management Consultants, spoke exclusively to The US Sun about the alleged affair.
Schiffer sees a permanent effect on GMA and the possible “tanking” of Holmes and Robach’s careers.
“Ratings probably would have skyrocketed had they allowed the two to stay. But then what are they really saying about the brand?” Schiffer explained.
“They are sorely deceived if they think it might not ruin their careers.”
Time will tell if the addition of Morgan and the removal of Holmes and Robach remain permanent.