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GMA3 finally names Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes' official replacements amid continued shake-up

The ABC News show is welcoming very familiar faces to its line-up of hosts

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes smiles at Disney event before their relationship was made public
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad SanwariOnline News WriterNew York
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Good Morning America and its spin-off shows has seen its line-up of hosts feature dramatic changes and shake-ups over the past few months, although they have a big new update to share.

In the wake of Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes' headline-grabbing departure from GMA3: What You Need to Know earlier this year, they've officially announced that Eva Pilgrim and DeMarco Morgan will be taking their place alongside Dr. Jennifer Ashton.

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The news was shared to the members of the ABC News team by President Kim Godwin via an official memo, instituting stability to the network's shows.

“I know these programs – and our viewers at home – will be well-served by all of their collective talents," she stated.

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The show further announced that Gio Benitez, another ABC correspondent who has been a frequent face on the network, has officially been named one of the co-hosts of the GMA weekend show.

Amy and T.J. sat at the GMA desk© Getty Images
Amy and T.J.'s replacements on GMA3 have officially been named

While Gio, 37, has hosted several iterations of GMA Weekends, it has never been in official capacity, and he will in this instance be stepping in for Eva.

His regular spot will see him beside previous anchors Janai Norman and Whit Johnson, also longtime ABC News staples.

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It's the first significant line-up change for the network's long-running news show since Amy and T.J. were let go from ABC in January after news of their relationship went public and caused a media scandal for the network.

On January 27, People published a statement from an ABC spokesman announcing Amy and T.J.'s departure:  "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. 

"We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions."

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The two hosts have since maintained a low profile while they reportedly scout around for other network comeback possibilities.

However, their relationship continues to go strong as they've been spotted on vacation together several times since their exit, although their social media presence has since been non-existent.

Gio has hosted editions of GMA3 in Amy and T.J.'s spots as well, usually alongside a rotating series of co-hosts like Eva and DeMarco, Rhiannon Ally, and Stephanie Ramos.

There have been other positive updates in recent months as well, as earlier in March, Ginger Zee welcomed a new addition to the ABC weather team, that being former NBC correspondent Somara Theodore.

And earlier in the month, another new face made their ABC News debut, with popular Peloton instructor Jess Sims joining the team.

Peloton instructor Jess Sims on the Today Show© Getty Images
Jess has also previously made appearances on NBC's Today Show and is one of the many new faces on the network

Jess, who has nearly half a million followers on Instagram, was officially welcomed to the team as an ongoing contributor by Lara Spencer, saying she was "so honored to be sitting here with you and the rest of the GMA team, thanks for having me!"

Check out some of the best snapshots of the Good Morning America anchors in their element below: 

Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, and Cecilia Vega during taping with the cast of Hamilton at "Good Morning America" 2022 Summer Concert Series© Getty Images
Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, and Cecilia Vega during taping with the cast of Hamilton at "Good Morning America" 2022 Summer Concert Series
SAM CHAMPION, JANAI NORMAN, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, AMY ROBACH, GINGER ZEE on the GMA Summer Concert Series on "Good Morning America," Friday, June 28, 2019© Getty Images
Sam Champion, Janai Norman, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, and Ginger Zee on GMA

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