Report: War Erupts On Good Morning America Between George Stephanopoulos And Josh Elliott

Report: War Erupts On Good Morning America Between George Stephanopoulos And Josh Elliott

It seems that Good Morning America woke up on the wrong side of the bed and the mood amongst the cast on the popular morning show is ugly and getting uglier.  The dispute, which centers around co-host George Stephanopoulos and news anchor Josh Elliott, is polarizing the entire GMA team.  George is growing worried about the increasing popularity of the more charismatic and much better looking Josh.  President Bill Clinton’s former White House Communications Director fears that Josh is being groomed to take over his job.

It seems that George’s friends on GMA are leaking reports that Josh behaves like a diva is ‘acting like a brat’ off camera.  Just as GMA is beginning to overtake its arch competitor, Today, for number one spot in the morning show ratings war the growing rift between George and Josh threatens to ruin everything.  A published report claims that Josh’s behavior off camera is totally toxic.  This nasty leaked ‘news’ is an example of how far George’s people are prepared to go – just to make his rival look bad.

The National Enquirer Print Edition, September 3rd tells the tale:  Insiders say GMA – which is celebrating its climb to most popular morning show – has been split into rival factions.  “It’s becoming a Team Josh versus a Team George situation on Good Morning America,” the source said.

The bad blood began after Elliot, 41, left his job on ESPN in May 2011 and became a viewer favorite on GMA.  Now Stephanopoulos, 51, believes the 6-foot-3 hunk is being groomed to take his place in the co-host’s seat, a source said.  It’s no wonder the nerdy 5-foot-6 political expert Stephanopoulos is worried.  Elliot is a decade younger, has male model good looks and a magnetic humor-laced personality.

George understands he’s always been a strange fit to be host of a morning program that interviews celebrities and has a lot of light-hearted segments, while Josh seems like he was born for the job,” says the source.  Adds another source, “So far, Josh is doing very, very well.  It grates on George that everyone looks at Josh as the golden boy.”

What do you make of this report?  Are you are fan of the show?  Can you sense any underlying hostility between George and Josh when you watch GMA?  Does George have reason to fear that his brains and sharp tongue will lose out to Josh’s charm and good looks?  Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • WhatMatters123

    Comparing Josh Elliott and George Stephanopoulos is like comparing Deep Throat… the pseudonym given to the secret informant who exposed former President Nixon and Deep Throat…the 1972 pornographic movie!

    Here are just a few known FACTS about Josh Elliott:

    1) Elliott was reprimanded on at least two separate occasions by ESPN senior management for having Sex in the back of a client filled bus.
    2) Elliott was guilty of having Sex, while still married, with ESPN Interns on multiple occasions during his employment at ESPN. Senior management was relieved when he left the network for GMA.
    3) Elliott was diagnosed and treated by his therapist for sexual addiction ultimately leading to his divorce.

    These are just a few of the known facts about Josh Elliott…Is he really comparable to George. Really!

  • WhatMatters123

    Comparing Josh Elliott and George Stephanopoulos is like comparing Deep Throat… the pseudonym given to the secret informant who exposed former President Nixon and Deep Throat…the 1972 pornographic movie!

    Here are just a few known FACTS about Josh Elliott:

    1) Elliott was reprimanded on at least two separate occasions by ESPN senior management for having Sex in the back of a client filled bus.
    2) Elliott was guilty of having Sex, while still married, with ESPN Interns on multiple occasions during his employment at ESPN. Senior management was relieved when he left the network for GMA.
    3) Elliott was diagnosed and treated by his therapist for sexual addiction ultimately leading to his divorce.

    These are just a few of the known facts about Josh Elliott…Is he really comparable to George. Really!

  • cari

    1. It is obvious Josh is full of himself and a bit patronizing to women.
    2. He comes off as arrogant, NOT likeable, yet less douchy than Matt Lauer.
    3. “Model” good looks?? ummm….NO.
    4. He demonstrates how much intelligence is NOT valued anymore on GMA.
    5. It is only a matter of time before he implodes ON AIR.

  • imirish

    George has more looks, intelligience, & class than Josh.
    Josh can handle Good Afternoon America in it’s easy, light-hearted mood. Keep will saty in the morning.

  • nyma123

    Whoa- i read about the espn interns and questioned it.. But bus sex? I felt like josh had more class than that. Sex addiction? Wow. Let me add to the notes below – u all read im sure about one of his more notable flavors of the week. Or day maybe? That chink anchor lol. Ladies we all know what it means about a white man dating a chink — 1- has no self esteem and needs to be put up constantly 2 on the other hand is overly commanding and demanding in an way thats abusive 3 – is really bad in bed and doesnt know what to do w what little xx he has. This seeps into the workplace and eventually things go bust. I dated an exact replica of josh and i saw all of this happen. So im sure its all true about the work rumors. I still want to believe w my heart he is a good person .. Just a little broken and trying to find his way .. If he were only dating me instead … ;) hehe. Seriously tho – he has a little daughter .. That poor thing.. I cant believe with a child out in the world he could allow himself to be seen as so horrible. One day shes gonna google him and see all the smut of him w this anchor and that anchor all of whom were not or barely divorced when he started his little affairs and that he was a horrible thing to work with. Ugh. So sad.