Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have been formally released from their positions as co-anchors of GMA3: What You Need To Know after their romantic relationship was revealed. ABC announced that the pair would be fired from the show in a statement on Friday, Jan. 27. “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” the news division said to HollywoodLife in an emailed statement. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
Before the pair’s exit from the show was formally announced, it was reported that they were negotiating their exits according to The New York Times. Sources close to the situation revealed that representatives from both ABC and the two anchors had met to mediate their departure.
Amy and T.J. were first taken off of the Good Morning America third hour on December 5. The pair were replaced with some rotating hosts, including Rhiannon Ally, Gio Benitez, and more, to fill-in while they were absent from the show. ABC News President Kim Godwin reportedly made the decision after the speculation about the pair had created an “internal and external distraction” and told staff that the decision came after much consideration, according to a report by Page Six. “After a lot of thought, I am takin Amy and T.J. off the air as we figure this out,” she reportedly said on a call with the staff.