The claws are reportedly out between Amy Robach and Lara Spencer.
With Josh Elliot having left Good Morning America this month for NBC Sports, sources tell Radar Online that his replacement is not a big fan of the woman with whom she now often shares a desk.
There are many reasons why, but first and foremost...
"Among the gripes Amy has with Lara is that she shamelessly flirts with the male staff and guests," an insider supposedly says. "It’s cringe-worthy, according to Amy, and she hates to see it."
This sort of (alleged) morning show tension, of course, has been reserved for Today over the past several months, with many staffers on that program taking issue with Matt Lauer.
"With Michael Strahan about to join the show, Amy is preparing for even more of an ick factor,” the source adds. “Lara is a married woman, and it’s just unprofessional in Amy’s opinion."
Aside from a feud over Spencer’s behavior around the opposite sex, the report goes on to say that Robach is peeved over how her colleague blew her off during a recent cancer scarce.
"Lara never came to visit Amy in the hospital, or even called her to see how she was doing,” this mole says of when Robach underwent a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis.
After initially Radar reported on the twosome’s strained relationship, Robach and Spencer dined together in New York City.
"ABC went into crisis mode after the news broke that Lara and Amy hate each other,” the insider explains. “The lunch was set up and staged by GMA bosses. When was the last time Lara and Amy had lunch, especially over the weekend? It was all done to try to offset the negative press."
Good Morning America has been defeating Today in the ratings over the past few months, following decades of lagging in second place.
But will this battle between co-hosts bring the show down? Time will tell.