ROBIN Roberts is an American television broadcaster known for being the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
In 2021, Roberts, made history by becoming the first woman of color and first openly LGBTQ+ woman to host Jeopardy!
Is Robin Roberts leaving Good Morning America?
In August 2021, speculation began surrounding Roberts’ status with GMA.
While many fans thought she might be saying goodbye to the morning television show, it was revealed by Roberts that she was just taking a break and would not be leaving.
Roberts first addressed her leave of absence Aug. 19, in an Instagram post.
Why is Robin Roberts taking a break from Good Morning America?
It was revealed that Roberts is taking a break to take a much needed vacation with her partner, Amber Laign.
On August 20, 2021, Roberts captioned a video on social media, “See you in September!”
In the video, Roberts is seen dancing and waving to the camera as she blows kisses to the crew saying “Bye-bye!”
2021 has continued to be a busy year for Roberts as she is not only keeping up with her GMA duties but this year she also guest-hosted Jeopardy! and launched her new show on Disney+, Turning the Tables.
Fans were quick to comment on Roberts’ absence in hopes that she enjoys the much needed time off.
“Enjoy your vacation! Be safe and have fun,” one fan commented.
Another added, “Enjoy your vacation with Amber and Lukas!!!! Please be safe.”
Is Robin Roberts leaving Good Morning America to host Jeopardy!?
Many fans thought the search for a new Jeopardy! host was over when they announced that producer Mike Richards and actress Mayim Bialik would take over.
However, one week after Richards was announced, he decided to step down following backlash from comments he made in the past.
“I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role,” Richards said in a statement.
“However, over the last several days it has become clear that moving forward as host would be too much of a distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show.”
Richards continued, “I want to apologize to each of you for the unwanted negative attention that has come to Jeopardy! over the last few weeks and for the confusion and delays this is now causing. I know I have a lot of work to do to regain your trust and confidence.”
It was later revealed that Sony Pictures Television will “resume the search for a permanent syndicated host.”
Following Richards’ announcement many fans wondered if Roberts might take over the role.
Following Roberts’ recent leave of absence many fans thought it might be to take over the role as host but from the looks of it, Roberts does not seem to be leaving GMA anytime soon.