Is this the light at the end of the tunnel? After months of drama, Good Morning America hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes will reportedly engage in a mediation session with ABC later this week. Hopefully this will satisfy the network enough that viewers will be given answers about the two anchors’ future on the lunchtime talk show GMA3: What You Need to Know.
According to TMZ, Robach and Holmes will participate in a mediation session on Thursday (Jan. 26). An insider stated that the meeting will be “contentious” and “will most certainly involve race.” This report follows allegations that the two dethroned anchors were seeking legal action against the network due to their prolonged suspension.
The source claimed that ABC doesn’t want Robach and Holmes “back together on the same set,” saying that ABC has not decided whether they want to get rid of both hosts or one.
TMZ also alleges that the news anchors are “coming to the mediation as a united front,” and that their lawyers, Andrew Brettler and Eric George, are expected to attend the mediation via Zoom. It is unknown if Robach will attend the meeting in person as she was spotted at an airport earlier today.
The two hosts last appeared on the talk show on Dec. 2 before being taken off air due to backlash from their steamy affair, which was first reported on by The Daily Mail in November. Following the big reveal, it has been alleged that Holmes previously engaged in workplace affairs with an ABC producer and intern.
Earlier today, it was reported that ABC has not begun seeking permanent replacements for Robach and Holmes, despite rumors that DeMarco Morgan would replace Holmes. Since the two hosts were taken off air from GMA3, the show has welcomed a variety of temporary fill-ins to occupy the news desk alongside regular host Dr. Jennifer Ashton, including Morgan, Rhiannon Ally, Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez.