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    ROBIN Roberts fought back tears describing how her friend and colleague Sam Champion helped her in troubled times. The Good Morning America anchor was in Los Angeles to cheer on the meteorologist as he competed in week 3 of Dancing with the Stars. 5Robin Roberts flew to Los Angeles to cheer on friend Sam Champion during his Dancing with the Stars appearance 5She shared that Sam helped her become more public about her partner, Amber Laign (sitting on the left)Credit: Instagram/giobenitez Sam and his partner, Cheryl Burke, danced a Samba to the song Los Muertos Vivos Estan, from the soundtrack to the James Bond movie Spectre for Bond Week on the show. But the two found themselves in danger of being eliminated, before the judges ultimately decided to send actress Cheryl Ladd and pro Louis van Amstel packing. Speaking to Extra afterwards, Robin was elated, and hinted she was a little nervous Sam's name would be called. "I almost had tears in my eyes watching him on the floor tonight, it was beautiful," Robin said proudly, before joking: "Because I’ve seen him...
    GOOD Morning America anchors Robin Roberts and Gio Benitez have posted photos of them snuggling close to co-worker, Sam Champion. They all spent a night out in the town after Sam's milestone night on DWTS. 5Gio Benitez and his husband, came to support Sam on DWTSCredit: Instagram/giobenitez 5Robin Roberts snuggled close to Sam during a celebratory dinnerCredit: Instagram/giobenitez On Monday, Gio and Robin flew to Los Angeles to support Sam on the competition show. They posted photos along the way of their journey and host Tyra Banks even shouted out Robin in the ballroom. After the show, the co-anchors all hung out and documented their time with cozy photos. Gio posted a photo dump of him with Sam, Gio's husband, and artist Rubem Robierb, who is Sam's husband. READ MORE DWTSBIGGEST FAN GMA's Robin resurfaces at DWTS to support Sam after break from morning showSOMBER SAM Sam Champion breaks down in tough chat about his sexuality & late dad on DWTS They all snuggled close together and had their arms around each other as...
    AFTER taking a break from Good Morning America on Monday, Robin Roberts has resurfaced in the crowd of Dancing With The Stars. She flew to Los Angeles to support her co-worker and friend, Sam Champion. 5Robin Roberts was in the crowd of DWTS to support her friend and colleague, Sam ChampionCredit: ABC 5The GMA host posted a bunch of photos and videos of the two of them hanging out together backstageCredit: Instagram It was Bond night on DWTS and there were many people in the crowd to cheer on the contestants. Sam and Cheryl Burke danced a Samba to one of the Bond themes. At the end of his dance, a smiley Robin Roberts was shown in the crowd, cheering and clapping for him. As Sam and Cheryl walked over to the host, Tyra Banks, she shouted out Robin. READ MORE SAM CHAMPIONSOMBER SAM Sam Champion breaks down in tough chat about his sexuality & late dad on DWTSLEGS GO? GMA’s Sam Champion shares new health update ahead of DWTS...
    ABC "Dancing With the Stars" elimination “Dancing With the Stars” sent its third celebrity and pro dancer pair home from season 31 on Monday, October 3. The 16 season 31 couples each performed a dance in front of judges Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli in the hopes of earning high scores from the judges and votes from the viewers. SPOILER WARNING: There will be spoilers for tonight’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars” below. Do not read if you do not want the episode that aired on Monday, October 3, 2022 spoiled for you.  Going into the elimination, the top of the leaderboard was once again occupied by Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy, Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas, and Wayne Brady and Witney Carson. AT the bottom were Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki, Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel, and Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke. Read on to learn who was eliminated from the competition. Which Couple Was Sent Home? Ultimately, the bottom two couples were Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke and Cheryl...
    GOOD Morning America’s Sam Champion broke down in tears on tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars as he opened up about his sexuality. He also revealed the life-changing words his late dad said to him after they had previously not spoken for two years. 1 Tonight’s episode of DWTS showed 61-year-old Sam chatting with his professional partner Cheryl Burke, 38, during rehearsals ahead of their performance. The pair reflected on the previous week’s dance, for which judge Carrie Ann had praised the meteorologist’s “confidence”. “Where do you think that came from?” asked Cheryl “I don’t think you can have confidence if you don’t have honesty with yourself,” Sam began. “Before I was comfortable being gay, I prayed that it would go away because my dad had a problem with it. We didn’t talk for two years. “And before he died, he looked at me…” Sam continued, before he paused and slapped the sofa to try and hold back his tears. “And he said, ‘I’m proud of the man that you became’. “And that was everything!” he added, smiling. “From...
    SAM Champion has admitted he was not prepared for the physical toll competing on Dancing with the Stars would have on him. The Good Morning America weatherman has been complaining about his legs hurting him throughout the early weeks of the reality show. 5Sam Champion sipped on his coffee as he gave fans an update into his leg painCredit: Instagram/@samchampion 5Sam and partner Cheryl Burke successfully made it past Elvis night last weekCredit: ABC/Christopher Willard Just hours before Monday night's live episode, Sam, 61, confessed during an Instagram live chat that his legs are feeling better, thanks to help from dancing partner Cheryl Burke and her connections. But the pain is still there. "Physically, I wasn’t ready for any of this kind of activity," he said. "My body had never been pushed in the way dancers pushed their bodies." Sam has so far survived to this third week of the competition. READ MORE DWTSTAKES TRE TO TANGO DWTS' Teresa Giudice slammed for 'no rhythm' in throwback dancing video'PLEASE!' Fans beg DWTS to cast deaf contestant’s translator after he shows...
    GOOD Morning America star Sam Champion updated his health status after sharing his struggles on Dancing With The Stars. Sam, 61, shared his Los Angeles getaway in an Instagram video.  5Sam Champion shared he was 'feeling much better'Credit: Instagram/samchampion 5Sam is a contestant on Dancing With The StarsCredit: ABC/Christopher Willard The GMA weatherman went with visual artist Rubem Robierb to Urth Caffe. The ABC star pointed the camera at half-eaten sandwich and his organic coffee. The Pink Sweat$ song, I Feel Good, played in the background. In the comments section, a fan pointed out: "You look much better today. Hope your legs feel better. Hop Hop Hop." More Good Morning AmericaPERSONAL PEEK GMA's Robin Roberts shares rare pic of partner Amber Laign after show absenceHEARTTH-ROB GMA fans shoot their shot at newly single Rob Marciano after he returns to TV Sam replied: "Feeling better. Still gotta keep working on it." 'REALLY TOUGH WEEK' The DWTS star recently shared his struggles as a contestant on the Disney+ show.  Sam revealed during his Instagram Live session how rehearsal was going for the next episode of DWTS. The TV star mentioned the...
    GOOD Morning America’s Sam Champion has sparked concern after revealing he’s been in a lot of “pain” this week. Fans have been sending well-wishes his way after he shared about his struggles in a new video on Thursday. 4Credit: Instagram/ Sam Champion 4Credit: Disney Sam went live on Instagram to give fans an update on how he’s been doing as he continues to rehearse for the next episode of DWTS. Followers were saddened to learn that he hasn’t been feeling the best due to major pain in one of his legs. After the live video ended, he shared it to his feed with the caption: “Oooof. Bad night. Sending love to #florida as #Ian departs!  “Nerve pain put me in bed last night in my left leg… but hope to be back up today!” Read More on GMAZEE EYE OF THE STORM GMA’s Ginger Zee cuts out while reporting from ‘tough conditions’TAKING THE MIC GMA's Rob Marciano slammed over live updates from heartbreaking scene He opened up about it more in the actual video, going into a bit of detail...
    SAM Champion has revealed his struggles on Dancing with the Stars as fans say they miss him on Good Morning America. The 61-year-old has challenged himself being on the 31st season of Dancing with the Stars which premiered on Disney+ on September 19. 3Sam Champion, 61, (pictured) announced his struggles on Dancing with the Stars during an Instagram postCredit: INSTAGRAM/samchampion 3Sam was a GMA weather anchor for 25 years and is now taking the stage by storm on Dancing with the StarsCredit: ABC/Andrew Eccles After his 25-year-career as a GMA meteorologist, Sam is taking the stage by storm on DWTS. Sam gave an update on Monday via Instagram to speak candidly to his fans and reveal his hardships on the new season. "Cheryl's been amazing from getting me from zero to here," he said of his dance partner, Cheryl Burke. Sam confessed that while "the dance is a lot of fun, it's a lot more work." Read more on DWSTALL-STAR LINEUP The 2022 Dancing with the Stars pairings revealedAMERICA'S VOTE Voting on Dancing with the Stars 2022 explained "People...
    ABC's Sam Champion started his career as the weekend weatherman but worked his way to becoming the lead anchor of Good Morning America. Champion is the proud owner of four Emmy awards for his achievements in the industry. 2Sam Champion on the set of Good Morning America on January 15, 2020.Credit: getty images Who is Sam Champion? Sam Champion grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated with a degree in broadcast news from Eastern Kentucky University. Champion has one sister named Theresa, who he told ABC "is his true inspiration." READ MORE ON THE US SUNTHAT'S PRO-GRESS Sam Champion hit with desperate pleas from fans as he announces new changeNEW MOVES GMA's Sam Champion makes plea to fans about his job after new show success Theresa Champion is an advocate for autism and finding a cure. Sam departed from ABC in 2012 and became the managing editor of the Weather Channel. It was here that he created his own morning show, as well as a climate interview program. He returned to ABC after his stint at...
    Disney Plus One “Dancing With the Stars” couple has a tough road ahead as they are battling injuries already in season 31. Read on to find out what happened to professional dancer Cheryl Burke and “Good Morning America” meteorologist Sam Champion in their quest to compete on the dancing competition series.Burke Said She Twisted Her Ankle & Sam’s Hip Has Been Bothering Him View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cheryl Burke (@cherylburke) On her podcast “Burke in the Game” on the day of the season 31 premiere, which was last Monday, September 19, Burke revealed that she and Champion are doing their best, but they are both dealing with some issues. “I may have kind of twisted my ankle a little bit, but that’s better than me falling on my head that one time with AJ. Love you, AJ!” quipped the dancer, referring to her season 29 partner A.J. McLean. She went on to praise Champion for how hard he’s working, but said he may have pushed himself too hard. “Sam also has been...
    GOOD Morning America weatherman Sam Champion has been bombarded with requests for him to use his natural hair to portray Elvis Presley. In a video diary Sam shared on his Instagram on Friday about his upcoming week 2 Dancing with the Stars performance, he asked: "Is my hair long enough to do kind of an Elvis thing?" 2Sam Champion has been updating his fans on social media about his DWTS experience 2Longtime Dancing with the Stars queen Cheryl Burke partnered up with Sam for the 26th season of the showCredit: Disney Sam and his dance partner, pro Cheryl Burke, 38, will be performing a Viennese waltz to "Heartbreak Hotel" as part of the show's Elvis week this coming Monday. In his vlog, the GMA weather star said the production team of the show was "thinking I should wear an Elvis wig." "I don't wanna dance in a wig. I think that's too much around me when I got enough to kind of freaking figure out," he said, gesturing to his head. When it came down to the options of Sam wearing...
    GMA'S Sam Champion has made a desperate plea about his job after surprising fans with a major career change. Fans were shocked over Champion's performance on Dancing with the Stars saying he could be a pro when he breezed through week one of the competition series. 2GMA's Sam Champion made a desperate plea about his job when fans told him he should be a pro dancerCredit: Getty 2Champion jokingly asked to keep his job with GMS as fans praise his performance on the competition showCredit: ABC/Andrew Eccles The beloved Good Morning America weathercaster shared a picture of himself dancing with partner Cheryl Burke. "I sooooo love the pics from last nights dance!!" he said along with a striking image of the two working the floor. One fan commented: "Good bye. ABC. Sam is Now going become a professional dancer. Your pictures of both of you are really great." "Hahahahaha! Don't give my job away just yet, please," Champion jokingly responded. read more on dwtsDANCE-OFF DWTS fans slam Tyra for mocking Charli D'Amelio during awkward live TV momentON A TY-RADE DWTS...
    GMA'S Sam Champion has revealed that the morning wake-up was "painful" as he returned to the show only hours after he first spin on Dancing with the Stars. Meteorologist Champion, 61, lived up to his last name as he shared an update during his morning commute to Good Morning America after running on only "3 hours of sleep." 3Sam Champion admits to body aches after performing on DWTSCredit: Instagram 3Dancing with the stars Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke, The Kentucky native, 61, is a weather anchor on Good Morning America.Credit: ABC/Andrew Eccles In an Instagram video, Champion spoke about the aches he received after his first performance on DWTS. "I got a solid 3 hours of sleep," he said. "My eyes are a blur this morning, so I can't even really see. "I smell a little like menthol right now because everything hurts," he joked. More on DWTSDANCE-OFF DWTS fans slam Tyra for mocking Charli D'Amelio during awkward live TV momentWIGGING OUT DWTS fans shocked after Carrie Ann's 'hair piece' nearly falls off on live...
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has expressed his fear that he will only last one more week on Dancing With The Stars. In an Instagram video, the 61-year-old called his upcoming dance a "Sam killer." 5Sam Champion posted a video to his Instagram about next week's dance and how he thinks this will be his lastCredit: Instagram/Samchampion 5The meteorologist is currently competing on season 31 of DWTS with Cheryl BurkeCredit: Twitter/GoodMorningAmerica Sam took to social media on Wednesday morning and posted a nearly five-minute long video about his time in Los Angeles as he prepares for the next week on DWTS. "So, there truly is elation when they say you get to stay another week and then a crash because you have to learn another dance," he said, as he stood outside with the dark sky behind him. "And it starts from the beginning. It is completely different." After talking about running on two hours of sleep, Sam said that his upcoming Viennese Waltz may be the "Sam killer." READ MORE SAM CHAMPIONDANCING WITH JOY Sam...
    ROBIN Roberts has celebrated her co-host Sam Champion's Dancing with the Stars debut with a sweet message. The Good Morning America anchor posted a tweet on Monday in response to a post by Sam where he showed off his before and after transformation. 3Robin Roberts reacted to her Good Morning America co-host's Dancing with the Stars look, which he shared on Twitter on Monday (pictured above)Credit: Twitter 3Sam posed to show off his before and after transformation as he got ready for his DWTS debutCredit: Twitter 3Robin, pictured with Sam and Michael Strahan, said the meteorologist 'looked great'Credit: Getty "My dear friend before and after you look great! Will be cheering you on tonight from across the pond in London," said Roberts, who has been in England as she covered the Queen's funeral for ABC. Sam had previously posted two pictures of his look for the premiere of DWTS on Monday. "Before and after hit and make-up. Yep already in it for show tonight!!!!!" the meteorologist wrote. On Tuesday, Sam admitted he was "freaking out" during the DWTS premiere....
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has admitted to his co-host that he was "freaking out" during the premiere. The terrifying moment came he took to the dance floor with his partner, Cheryl Burke. 5Sam Champion made his Dancing With The Stars debut on Monday night's showCredit: Twitter/GoodMorningAmerica 5He admitted to GMA co-host Lara Spencer that he was so nervous while performingCredit: Twitter/GoodMorningAmerica Sam chatted with Lara Spencer the morning after the premiere on GMA and talked about his nerves. The meteorologist just made it into the studio on time to co-host GMA after flying in from Los Angeles. Even though host Alfonso Ribeiro called him "everyone's cheerleader," Sam admitted to having a lot of nerves as he danced live for the first time. "Tell me about the nerves, the energy. Were you freaking out?" Lara asked. READ MORE DWTSDANCING WITH JOY Sam Champion says he’ll hang out with one DWTS pairing more than othersON A TY-RADE DWTS fans slam Tyra Banks for making TWO major mishaps on live TV premiere "So, you know,...
    GMA star Sam Champion has revealed the reason why he will be hanging out with one Dancing With The Stars couple more than the others. The morning show’s weathercaster is one of the contestants appearing on the 31st series of the hit program. 3Sam Champion is appearing on DWTS alongside Cheryl BurkeCredit: Instagram/@dancingwiththestars Champion said the DWTS couples have been put into small groups because of Covid protocol. He and his partner Cheryl Burke have been put in a pod alongside the drag queen Shangela, who is best known for having competed on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Champion tweeted that it’s his “joy every day” to be with Shangela. Shangela is dancing alongside ballroom ace Gleb Savchenko, 38. read more on dwtsGOOD MORNING, MUSCLES! GMA’s Sam Champion shows off huge muscles during workout for DWTSSAM'S PAD GMA’s Sam Champion gives tour of his stunning DWTS trailer ahead of premiere He said: “Sam, you are pure JOY my friend. Babyface Angel man. “And I’m so happy to be connected with you.” Shangela said his heart was “racing” after their rehearsal. Speaking...
    SAM Champion is aiming to live up to his lofty last name, as he shared a video of his intense workout routine before competing in the new season of Dancing with the Stars. The Good Morning America weatherman shocked his fans with his chiseled body and rock hard muscles. 5Sam Champion shared his early morning workout routine ahead of his appearance on Dancing with the StarsCredit: Instagram/ Sam Champion 5The GMA weatherman wowed fans as he showed off his musclesCredit: Instagram/ Sam Champion Sam shared a video on Instagram of his morning workout, just hours before the 31st season premiere of DWTS. The 61-year-old wowed while doing crunches, lifting weights and finishing off the morning with a cup of coffee. "5am LA time… no one in the gym," he captioned the video. "It’s 8am in NYC.. so let’s get going!" He also added the hashtags "bringcoffee" and "over60style". READ MORE DWTSJERSEY JITTERS DWTS newbie Teresa Giudice fears she 'won't make it through the first round'STARTING UP Jessie James Decker shares heartbreaking confession ahead of premiere tonight Fans, including...
    GOOD Morning America’s Sam Champion gave fans a tour of his stunning trailer for Dancing With The Stars. Ahead of the season premiere on September 19th, Sam, 61, uploaded a nearly four-minute Instagram reel. 5Sam Champion have fans a glimpse of his trailerCredit: Instagram/samchampion 5Sam pictured with his dancing partner Cheryl BurkeCredit: Instagram/@dancingwiththestars The weather anchor pointed the camera at his desk, which had a laptop, a large black bag, and one black shoe on the surface.  In the reflection of the mirror behind him, there appeared to be a black suit hanging from the clothing rack.   His huge trailer has enough space for a sofa and a flat-screen TV.  Before he put on his Yankees cap, the GMA anchor said he was "finished with camera blocking this morning."  More Good Morning AmericaSHOW NO! GMA’s Sam has hilarious reaction after forgetting key items for his LA moveREADY TO RUMBA DWTS full cast revealed as GMA host, Bachelorette & Housewife to compete "This is the first time that I saw the stage. This is the first time that I saw a room filled with people,...
    Good Morning America’s Sam Champion has had a hilarious reaction after realizing he forgot a few very important items for his move to Los Angeles. The meteorologist is getting ready to compete as a celebrity contestant in the new season of Dancing With the Stars, which begins on Monday. 4Sam Champion cracked up on Instagram Live after fans pointed out he forgot key items for his move to Los Angeles – socks and underwearCredit: Instagram / Sam Champion 4The GMA star is heading to LA to compete on DWTS, with pro dancer Cheryl Burke as his partnerCredit: Instagram/@dancingwiththestars It's only been a couple of weeks since Sam shocked fans by making an announcement about his career change. He tricked viewers by saying he was going to be on GMA on Thursday, but it wasn't to report on the weather – it was to reveal his new gig on DWTS. This past week, the meteorologist had been preparing for his move to LA, where the dance competition series films. Ahead of his Friday departure, Sam went live on Instagram to ask...
    GINGER ZEE has shared a calming quote for fans with a message about "the stories we tell ourselves." Zee shared the interesting quote with her followers on social media on Friday morning alongside some updates on her current work projects. 2Ginger Zee is currently working on a new project.Credit: Splash 2Ginger Zee posted an interesting story on Instagram The quote is captioned over an image of the sunset shining through one single tree outdoors. "The light burning within you is a far more accurate reflection of who you are than the stories you've been telling yourself," it reads. Judging from her Instagram feed, Ginger is currently working on staying busy and venturing into other business ventures. The Meteorologist is currently working on a new project with ABC and Hulu that will premiere in just under a week, on Tuesday, September 20. Read More on Ginger ZeeGINGER'S SPICE GMA’s Ginger Zee shuts down rumor involving Sam Champion & Rob MarcianoOM-ZEE! GMA’s Ginger Zee shows off real skin and fans call her a ‘natural beauty’ It will show how deeply...
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has revealed which part of his role on DWTS is the most uncomfortable. The anchor is preparing for the premiere on Monday by breaking in his shoes, which he said gives him blisters. 5Sam Champion revealed that his shoes are the most uncomfortable part about preparing for DWTSCredit: ABC 5The weatherman is partnered with two-time champion, Cheryl BurkeCredit: Instagram/@dancingwiththestars Sam posted a video of his shoes to Twitter earlier this week and captioned the post: "Whew! it’s finally time for a feet -meet- and -greet #DWTS31 @CherylBurke @ABC7NY @GMA @officialdwts." He shared a video with it, where he picked up his dancing shoe and turned it around, then showed his sock covered feet. "Dance shoes, meet my feet," he said. The GMA anchor shared many other videos and photos of his shoes as he is trying to break them in for DWTS. READ MORE SAM CHAMPION'CAN BARELY MOVE' GMA’s Sam Champion shuts down Robin Roberts’ request and walks off setDANCE PARTNER Ginger Zee reacts to fellow GMA host Sam...
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has shut down his co-host Robin Roberts' request for a specific dance. He walked off the set as he told her that he can barely move around the set. 5Robin Roberts asked Sam Champion id he was going to perform the Milly Rock on DWTSCredit: ABC / Twitter 5Sam laughed at her request and said he can barely move from one side of the map to to the otherCredit: ABC / Twitter On Monday's show, Robin talked about a tennis player that was set to join them on the show this week. She then threw the segment to Sam, who was about to report on the weather. "And Sam, you know TFO was known for doing the Milly Rock, that's this dance," the GMA anchor demonstrated. "Can we see that from you on DWTS?" READ MORE GMAHE'S BEEN WAITING! GMA’s Sam Champion sweetly reveals his DWTS hopes began 10 years agoDYNAMIC DUO GMA's Sam Champion returns to show as fans shocked by Robin Roberts' criticism Sam hysterically laughed...
    GOOD Morning America co-host Ginger Zee has shut down a major rumor that involves her fellow meteorologists Rob Marciano and Sam Champion. She responded to a tweet that she was leaving, as well as Rob, and that Sam was getting promoted. 5Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist for ABC News and GMACredit: Splash 5However, some fans think Sam Champion is taking over her position after his time on DWTSCredit: Instagram/@goodmorningamerica Ginger confirmed that she is not going anywhere, after she replied to a tweet from a worried fan. One GMA viewer tweeted: "Why else would Sam Champion be chosen for Dancing with the Stars unless he's going to be named chief meteorologist for ABC News?" "Or at least provide forecasts for weekend editions of Good Morning America? Ginger Zee is getting demoted and Rob Marciano is gone." They went on to say that Rob "never hit his stride" and Ginger keeps getting "better and better" but "lacks chemistry with the anchors." READ MORE GINGER ZEEDANCE PARTNER Ginger Zee reacts to fellow GMA host Sam Champion's DWTS...
    GINGER Zee has offered her support to fellow GMA host Sam Champion after he revealed he would be starring on the latest season of Dancing With the Stars. The meteorologist appeared on the hit ABC show back in 2016. She was paired with professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, coming third in the competition. 3Sam Champion will star on the new season of Dancing With the StarsCredit: Instagram/@goodmorningamerica 3His colleague Ginger Zee appeared on the hit ABC show back in 2016Credit: Getty Champion - who announced he would be taking part in DWTS on Thursday - said he would definitely be getting some tips from his GMA colleague with comes to the dance show. He added: "We've already talked about this...she's out doing serious weather coverage so I'm not bothering her right now. "But yeh, I'm going to get some tips." Ginger replied: "If all else fails … spin like a tornado." READ MORE SUN STORIESHE'S BEEN WAITING! GMA’s Sam Champion sweetly reveals his DWTS hopes began 10 years agoRIPA REVEAL Kelly Ripa's sex confession after saying husband...
    GOOD Morning America's Sam Champion has shocked fans by revealing his Dancing With The Stars journey actually began 10 years ago. The meteorologist has joined season 31, but a resurfaced clip hinted he's wanted the gig for much longer. 5Sam Champion has been friends with dancing partner Cheryl Burke for 10 yearsCredit: Instagram/cherylburke 5She shared a vintage GMA clip dancing and expressing he should be cast in 2013Credit: Instagram/cherylburke On Thursday, the full star-studded DWTS cast was announced - the competition struts onto Disney+ on Monday, September 19. The cast includes The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, drag queen Shangela - actress Selma Blair and many more. Fans were earlier furious when the first two dancers leaked were TikTok's Charli D'Amelio and her mom Heidi, so the exciting A-list-teeming announcement is welcome news to many. That's especially the case for Good Morning America's beloved Sam Champion, who has hinted he's wanted to compete for a decade, it was revealed. Read more on DWTSTIKTOK ICON What to know about the rumored Dancing with the Stars 2022 castDANCING...
    Will weather anchor Sam Champion be crowned champion of 'Dancing with the Stars'? The former Fairfax County is set to be a contestant on the upcoming season of the popular show, People Magazine announced. Champion moved to Virginia in his teens and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1979. He has worked on-air in New York for over 25 years, but will be taking a break from weather in order to hit the dance floor with his professional counterpart, Cheryl Burke, sources said. Click here to read about all of the contestants on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Click here to read more about Sam Champion.
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has shocked fans by making an announcement about his career change. He tricked viewers by saying he was going to be on GMA on Thursday, but it wasn't to report on the weather. 5Sam announced that he is going to be on this season of DWTSCredit: ABC 5He typically reports the weather on GMA ans is a favorite among fansCredit: Getty It was announced that Sam is a contestant on this season of Dancing With The Stars. "Suit still in the dry-cleaning bag.. hair hitting the car roof.. must be headed to @GMA. See u this am .. and we’ll have some fun! #bringcoffee #thursdayvibes," he captioned his post, with a picture of him in a car. GMA viewers were excited to see him back on the show and asked for a schedule of when he'll be back on. However, he tricked fans because he was not there for work, but rather to make the announcement. READ MORE SAM CHAMPIONSAM'S SECRET GMA’s Sam reveals he has ‘something fun’...
    GOOD Morning America’s Sam Champion has revealed why he was absent from Wednesday’s broadcast. The meteorologist has something new and “fun” in the works, and he teased the project to his fans after they started to wonder why he was missing from their TV. 4Credit: Twitter/@SamChampion 4Credit: GMA Though Sam was off from the morning show on Wednesday, he still gave GMA fans his usual coffee selfie at the start of the day. “Drizzly am in NYC!  Much better tomorrow! Stay dry and #bringcoffee,” he tweeted, alongside a gif of himself in the backseat of a car with a mask on his face and a mug of coffee in one hand. His followers quickly tweeted back to wish him a good day, while also mentioning how sad they were to not see him reporting on the weather. One upset fan wrote: “Woke up cranky this am. No Sam Champion laugh to make me giggle.” Read More on GMAMIKE ON Fans all say the same thing after Michael Strahan shows off his impressive hometiming off Robin Roberts back on screens after...
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has revealed some good news to fans. He has shared that Friday was the “best day ever” and, after explaining why, his followers have been quick to agree. 4Credit: Twitter/@SamChampion 4Credit: Twitter/@SamChampion Sam shared an adorable video of a sea turtle to his social media, revealing that he and his husband, Rubem Robierb, helped save it. In the caption, the GMA personality told fans: “The most amazing/ beautiful morning!  “Rubem saw a baby #seaturtle struggling.. going the wrong way!!  “We grabbed him/her … and rushed to the ocean!! Protecting as far out as we could from predators.”  Read More on GMAMORNING'S NEW MAN GMA viewers beg show to make guest host permanent as George takes absenceWHERE'S GEORGE? GMA host George Stephanopoulos goes missing from show again The couple decided to name the turtle Seamore. Sam said that the whole experience made it the “best day ever.” In another video, he showed off more of the creature’s adventure. “This the story of Seamore the ‘wrong way’ Sea Turtle,” Same wrote with it. “We found him...
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has called out host Michael Strahan for shutting him and their co-host Cecilia Vega down live on air. Fans have shared their shock over the awkwardness between the trio after witnessing it all during Thursday’s show. 4Credit: GMA 4Credit: GMA While checking in with Sam for a weather report, Cecilia told him she’s been working hard behind the scenes to get GMA to play Milkshake by Kelis for an upcoming segment. In the last half of GMA, correspondent Will Reeve was set to continue his dessert tour across the country with a day filled with milkshakes. Cecilia was the Kelis tune to play as the intro song when the time came, and Sam was all for it. Unfortunately, co-host Michael was not. Read More on GMASAD MORNING GMA host George Stephanopoulos says ‘farewell to treasured member of family’WELL EARNED REST GMA’s Michael Strahan gives update after complaining about working hours Beginning her petition, Cecilia told the meteorologist: “Hear me out on this, I keep trying to convince our bosses here that we should be...
    GOOD Morning America fans have become concerned for Sam Champion after he shared a health update on Thursday. The meteorologist has been absent on and off from the morning show over the past couple of weeks. 4Credit: Twitter/SamChampion 4Credit: Twitter/GMA After GMA fans tweeted about wanting to know why Sam was missing from GMA on Thursday, after only just returning to the show from his vacation, he made sure to give them an update. The 61-year-old posted a selfie from his rooftop as he wore a white robe and held onto a large mug of coffee. Sam gave a small smile as he shared a bit of a health update alongside the snap. He wrote to his followers: “Good morning!  Got to sleep -in for a doctors appointment this am!” Read More on GMACURIOUS GEORGE GMA's George Stephanopoulos' wife reveals NSFW secret about 'missing' hostMOVES LIKE JAGGER GMA's Robin Roberts mocks Sam Champion's dancing skills in awkward moment “No worries,” the meteorologist told fans, before explaining that he’s “taking care of some spots,” adding in the hashtags, “#skincheck #skincancer #bringcoffee.”...
    ROBIN Roberts awkwardly mocked co-host Sam Champion's dancing skills during a live broadcast, leading to an awkward on-air moment. Fans have noticed several awkward moments with the Good Morning America star as of late. 5Robin Roberts awkwardly mocked her co-star Sam Champion's dancing on airCredit: ABC 5The moment came during a lighthearted segment discussing Harry StylesCredit: ABC During Tuesday's episode of the popular morning show, Robin, 61, and her co-host Sam, 61, were discussing Harry Styles and his openness about mental health. The weatherman compared the former One Direction frontman to Mick Jagger, even modeling some of the Rolling Stones singer's famous moves. Robin immediately broke into uproarious laughter as Sam danced, making chicken noises. While the moment appeared lighthearted, some viewers seemed to think it was a little awkward. More on RobinSUBTLE JAB? GMA's Robin Roberts shares surprising video message about workplacecryptic GMA’s Robin posts about ‘forgiving anyone who caused her harm’ after crying on air This isn't the first time viewers have noted what appeared to be tension on the GMA set. Rumors...
    GOOD Morning America fans have begun celebrating after meteorologist Sam Champion returned to the show on Monday with some “needed” news. He has come back to the morning program after being away on vacation for his 61st birthday. 4Credit: Twitter / GMA 4Credit: Twitter / GMA After a week of fans begging to see Sam back on their TV screens, the GMA personality gave them what they wanted during the latest broadcast. Sam returned to the morning show to give updates on the weather, and fans enthusiastically welcomed him back. During his first broadcast back, he gave viewers some much-needed news – that rain was on the way. Posing with a big cup of coffee, Sam shared a snap of himself on set, in front of his forecast map. Read More on GMAGONE MISSING? GMA fans concerned as George Stephanopoulos is still missing from show'on blast' GMA’s Michael Strahan admits his co-star was shamed in awkward on air moment He told fans: “Good Morning! Rain today.. some heavy in scattered storms!  “Sorry… but, we NEED this !!” He then added...
    GOOD Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion has been mocked by his colleagues as he continues to be out from work. The TV personality has been absent from his TV gig while celebrating his 61st birthday on a sun-filled vacation with his husband, Rubem Robierb. 4Credit: Getty 4Credit: Good Morning America Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom has been filling in for him amid his absence, making her GMA debut on Monday and continuing in the role on Tuesday. Her arrival on the show led to a series of jokes and sarcastic remarks at Sam’s expense. Dani, who works for ABC’s Eyewitness News, tweeted alongside of a clip of her filling in for Sam: “Listen, no one is more disappointed I’m not @SamChampion than me.  “But @mcharlesworth7, @KenRosatoABC7, and @heatherorourke7 are a close second.” Read More on GMAshow snub GMA’s Gio Benitez admits one co-star ‘pretends not to know me’ as he anchors showWHERE'S SAM? GMA's new meteorologist makes her debut- as Robin reveals why Sam is missing Traffic Anchor Heather told her: "You're doing a great job, @danibeckstrom!” She then added, mocking their...
    GOOD Morning America's new meteorologist, Dani Beckstrom, has made her debut on the show. Anchor Robin Roberts explained why the beloved weatherman, Sam Champion, was missing. 5Dani Beckstrom joined the GMA team while Sam Champion was on vacation for his birthdayCredit: Instagram/@danibeckstrom 5Sam Champion is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning anchorCredit: Getty GMA had a new face on Monday morning as Dani gave her first weather report live on air. During the broadcast, Robin introduced her and said: "Welcome Dani" as the camera split to show both women. "Hi. Welcome to you and great to see you," she said. Dani replied with an enthusiastic "Thank you, Robin!" READ MORE GMASHOW SECRETS GMA's Robin Roberts reveals what really goes on when cameras aren’t rollingWHERE'S ROB? GMA viewers slam meteorologist Cheryl after fans beg for missing Rob back "This is it. This is the peak of my career. It's all downhill from this moment," Dani said, as the rest of the co-hosts laughed in the studio. Robin shook her head as the meteorologist said:...
    GOOD Morning America’s meteorologist Sam Champion revealed a shaving mishap that left his face bloody before he went on the air. He told fans on Twitter he cut his lower lip while shaving, causing a gush of blood. 2Sam showed off the cut on his lipCredit: Twitter/SamChampion 2Sam Champion is a long-time meteorologist with GMACredit: Getty “Good morning!  Waiting for the blood to clot this morning ... turns out a 5-blade razor can really leave a mark across ur lower lip!” The tweet read. “Thank u make-up #bringcoffee.” Sam revealed he is usually able to put on some mineral powder to save the day. "It clots the blood," he said. Read More on Sam ChampionCOME BACK ROB! GMA fans beg meteorologist Rob to RETURN to show as Sam Champion takes overSLIPPERY TOPIC GMA fans go wild as Robin & Sam have ANOTHER NSFW chat during live show Fans sent their well wishes to Champion on Twitter. “Sorry to hear about your shaving injury. But it’s a beautiful sunny day outside not too hot or humid. That should make you feel...
    GOOD MORNING AMERICA fans have been begging for meteorologist Rob Marciano to return to the ABC show as "it's not the same without him" ever since Sam Champion took over his spot.  Rob, 54, poked fun at his segment from ABC News on Twitter.  1Rob Maricano has been missing from Good Morning AmericaCredit: Getty While the meteorologist gave his report, a child snuck behind him and jumped into the waters of Portland, Oregon.  The ABC star tweeted: "So this happened during our eastern feed last night…whatever it takes to stay cool." He then jokingly added: "It’s about a 30-foot drop…the kid was ok until he got out of the water and I punched him in the nose…JUST KIDDING," along with a laughing emoji. GMA fans jumped to the comments section and asked the news journalist when he would be returning to the morning program. One fan said: "Hey Rob, are you coming back to weekend GMA? We miss you!" Another fan added: "Rob, I miss you on GMA. It's not the same." A third fan mentioned: "BTW, are you ever...
    GOOD Morning America fans have gone wild over host Robin Roberts and weather anchor Sam Champion’s latest NSFW chat on live TV. Viewers are shocked by the the pair’s turn in conversation and have blasted that there are some visuals that can’t be “unseen.” 4Credit: ABC 4Credit: ABC During Wednesday’s broadcast, Sam reported from Miami for the show’s latest stop on the show’s burger-eating tour. Before joining guests Gloria Estefan, chef Lorena Garcia, and basketball star Udonis Haslem in chairs on the perimeter of the pool, the meteorologist took a bit of time to report while standing in the water. As fans could only see the shirt-clad TV personality from the waist up, they, as well as Robin and her co-hosts back on set, couldn’t yet see what sort of swimwear he was wearing. After he came out of the pool and toward his guests for the burger competition, everyone was relieved to see he had on a pair of long swim trunks. Read More on GMACOMPLIMENTS TO THE HOST GMA's Robin Roberts fights tears in emotional moment with coworker'MANY...
    FORECASTER Sam Champion returned to Good Morning America as fans were shocked by Robin Roberts’ criticism of his latest project. Sam is back on GMA as the program’s meteorologist Rob Marciano remains off-air. 4Sam Champion had a hilarious back and forth with fellow host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of Good Morning AmericaCredit: Getty 4Robin stated the program was looking for 'the best burger spot in the land' and asked Sam to help, which earned them several laughsCredit: Getty He went back and forth with Robin in what was friendly banter where the two anchors shared laughs and sarcastic quips with each other. “The dynamic duo is back!” tweeted a fan, who shared a clip of the Monday morning’s program where Robin jokingly asked Sam to help the team participate in a competition to find “the best burger spot in the land.” “Well, I do believe I have been called upon, Robin, it was not my idea,” Sam said, as Robin gave a cheeky smile to the camera and said “Right,” in a sarcastic tone. “I wasn’t in there going...
    GOOD Morning America's weather anchor tweeted a sassy comeback to a viewer after being called out for "living dangerously." The viewer on Twitter was referring to a segment where Sam appears to be holding an iPhone without a case around it. 3Sam Champion gave a sassy comeback to a GMA viewer on TwitterCredit: GMA 3Sam has been full of jokes this week including some banter with GMA anchor Robin Roberts over speedosCredit: ABC Sam responded to the viewer: "Lol. It's my work phone #bringcoffee (never use it)" He used various emojis like the crying laughing face and the "shh" face in a joking manner. The comment section was lighthearted just like Sam's remark. One fan commented: "Wait .. you have a work phone and then your phone.. Omgg I can barely keep track of one phone .. how do you do that ?!" Read more in GMATV BATTLE Inside George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts' feud after sex assault claimsOM-ZEE GMA's Ginger Zee claps back at troll who accuses her of 'bad' parenting Sam's comedic track record Sam is...
    'We Belong - Pride 2022,' shines a spotlight on individuals and groups around New York City, fighting for equality and inclusion.The show includes candid interviews with comedian Lea DeLaria; Monica Helms, the creator of the transgender flag; and Jeopardy! champ, Amy Schneider. We will also introduce you to same-sex ballroom dancing, a queer aquatics team and the authors of the international best-selling photo book, "Loving."The show will be hosted by Sam Champion and will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 on Channel 7, on this page, and wherever you stream ABC7NY.The NYC Pride March broadcast special, co-hosted by Angelica Ross along with WABC's Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion, will return for its sixth consecutive year on ABC 7 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, June 26 as well on abc7NY.com, ABC News Live, and ABC7 New York's Connected TV Apps on streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.
    ROBIN Roberts spiced up GMA's coverage of the first day of summer on Tuesday during a chat with weather anchor Sam Champion. The TV anchor had told her colleague he didn’t mention a speedo as part of the must-have items for Summer Solistice. 2GMA fans were shocked by Robin Roberts and Sam Champion's NSFW chat that took things 'to another level' 2Robin Roberts and Sam Champion's shared some laughs this morning Champion shot back that indeed, a gold lame speedo would be part of his summer accessories.  “You've been talking about like the hats, and you know the cocoa butter but you haven’t mentioned the speedo,' Roberts said, as the panel erupted into laughter. “Well Robin, it is part of the very typical summer solstice kit and it is a gold lame one,” Champion joked. “Oh! Oh! My eyes, My eyes,” Roberts laughed back. With all the anchors laughing hysterically, Champion moved to end the segment in good fun. Read More NewsON HIS KNEES Biden seen with scabby knee after falling from bike in wake of stair stumblesGARTER DAY...
    GOOD Morning America fans have become concerned for TV personality Rob Marciano after Sam Champion filled in for Ginger Zee as the show’s meteorologist instead of him. The 53-year-old has been worrying viewers for months, as they’ve been wondering where he’s been. 4Credit: Getty 4Credit: Twitter/GMA Ginger was absent from her usual role of giving the weather forecast on GMA each morning. Instead, Sam, who held the position before her, filled in on Thursday instead. While many viewers were happy to see him back on their screens, others were concerned about Rob, who has filled in for Ginger in the past. Aside from sometimes helping out during the week when Ginger can’t, Rob’s also the meteorologist for GMA’s weekend editions. Read More on GMABYE BYE BIRDIE GMA viewers stunned after meteorologist Ginger is nearly attacked by a birdA REAL GIFT GMA's Robin Roberts reveals reason she went public with major life news Though, he’s been absent from this role for a while, too, which has only added to his fans’ worries. After seeing Sam give the forecast on the morning...
    GOOD Morning America fans grew accustomed to seeing Sam Champion on the morning show daily until he left the network in 2013. Now that he's back on the show, Champion has people wondering if he's here to stay. 2Sam Champion on the set of Eyewitness NewsCredit: Instagram Is Sam Champion back on Good Morning America? From April 4 to April 7, 2022, Champion will be on GMA in the morning and on Eyewitness News during the afternoon, according to Distractify. He will be reporting on the weather for both programs but doesn't have a permanent spot on the network again. Champion has been filling in for Ginger Zee, the current chief meteorologist on GMA, while she covers the tornadoes in Jackson, Mississippi. Champion also covered for Zee while she was on maternity leave in 2016 and again in 2018, according to People. Read More on The US SunCALL OF DUTY Meteorologist stops report to call kids to warn them of incoming tornadoASPIRING TO GREATNESS What to know about Good Morning America's T.J. Holmes Who is...
    WEATHERMAN Sam Champion got his start in 1988 anchoring for Eyewitness News before joining Good Morning America. Champion and his husband Rubem Robierb have been married since 2012. 2Sam Champion and husband Rubem Robierb at an event Who is Sam Champion's husband? Rubem Robierb was born in 1976 in Bacabal, Maranhao, Brazil. Robierb, now a renowned artist, was a photographer in Brazil, working for a commercial photography business. Robierb held his first solo art exhibit in Brazil in 2005, which caught the eye of many art collectors and gallery owners. In 2008, he moved to Miami, Florida, and began his work as a visual artist, working on Pop art, sculpting and photography. Robierb's art often has underlying social and cultural messages, as he creates pieces that argue for climate justice and equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community. Most read in EntertainmentTRAGIC TRUTH Bob Saget's cause of death revealed to be brain bleed after he hit his head'SHAME!' Khloe fans slam her ex Tristan as 'trash' after he shares first post since scandalRESULTS ARE IN...
    ABC's Sam Champion started his career as the weekend weatherman, but worked his way to becoming the lead anchor of Good Morning America. Champion is the proud owner of four Emmy awards for his achievements in the industry. 2Sam Champion on the set of Good Morning America on January 15, 2020.Credit: getty images Who is Sam Champion? Sam Champion grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated with a degree in broadcast news from Eastern Kentucky University. Champion has one sister named Theresa, who he told ABC "is his true inspiration." Theresa Champion is an advocate for autism and finding a cure. Champion departed from ABC in 2012 and became the managing editor of the Weather Channel. It was here that he created his own morning show, as well as a climate interview program. He returned to ABC after his stint at the Weather Channel. More FROM ENTERTAINMENTTRAGIC TRUTH Bob Saget's cause of death revealed to be brain bleed after he hit his head'SHAME!' Khloe fans slam her ex Tristan as 'trash' after he shares first post since...
    Sam Jones, the sharp-shooting Boston Celtics guard who won 10 NBA titles alongside Bill Russell before being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died at age 88. 'Just hearing from Aubre Jones that his dad, Sam, passed away last night at 88,' John Feinstein, a longtime Washington Post contributor who interviewed Jones for a recent book, tweeted Friday. 'Sam was a GREAT NBA player (part of 10 Celtics title teams) and an upbeat, enthusiastic person who played golf well into his 80s. He was a huge help to me on ''Raise a Fist, Take a Knee.'' Sad day.' A cause of death has not been revealed publicly, but a team spokesman said he died of natural causes.  The Celtics will hold a moment of silence for Jones before Friday's game against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in Boston. 'You look at the championships and what he did, it's obviously a big loss for the community here,' Celtics coach Ime Udoka told reporters Friday. Sam Jones, the sharp-shooting Boston Celtics guard who won 10 NBA titles alongside Bill Russell before...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A few weeks ago, Sam Champion suggested to GMA's Robin Roberts that 'Steals and Deals' expert Tory Johnson find a deal on a blanket.Well this morning, Sam's longtime colleagues and friends came through!Watch as Robin, Tory and our own Heather O'Rourke surprise Sam with his own giant, personalized, wearable blanket - and slippers!ALSO READ | 2 New Jersey fire departments give holiday parade spectators a chance to 'Be Kind' with toy donationEMBED More News Videos Two fire departments in New Jersey delighted onlookers with their annual holiday parade on Saturday night and gave spectators a chance to 'Be Kind.' ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * Follow us on YouTube * More local news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts Submit a News Tip
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