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Christiane Amanpour

Gets Heave-Ho at ABC

Replaced by Stephanopoulos

12/13/2011 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Christiane Amanpour has gotten the boot from ABC, TMZ has learned.  She will be replaced as the host of the Sunday political show, "This Week," by George Stephanopoulos.

A well-placed source tells TMZ Christiane is going back to CNN as an international correspondent.

George will be doing double duty on "This Week" as well as "Good Morning America."

Here's what's interesting.  TMZ posted a story in September, saying there was talk at ABC about replacing George on GMA with the newsreader, Josh Elliot.  We said back then that the plan was for George to go back to "This Week" and that Josh would get the GMA anchor seat within a year.

Stay tuned ...

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bob    

Oh, yeah! OH F***ing YAY! When Amanpour took that job I stopped watching my favorite Sunday news show. Am so glad George is back. I could not believe, after all the "tryouts" that they had given that job to her? Welcome back George, you are the one for that spot.

981 days ago
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smartchick    

Christiane is one of the best investigative reporters, and one of the best reporters in general, working on TV. Christiane....your fans will follow you wherever you go. You have so much credibility in everything you do and you have one of the most distinctive and soothing voices on TV. We're behind you, so go for it!

931 days ago
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SC    

Its about time. Amanpour is hated by CNN staffers. She is known for being a royal bitch, out to get attention for herself at any cost. I was shocked but not surprised ABC fell for it. She has no credibility except 'being physically' in a news spot. Her staffers do all the hard work while she yells at them like they are slaves.

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