Josh Elliott Receives Heartfelt “Good Morning America” Send-Off

Posted Thursday April 3, 2014 2:15 PM GMT

He spent the past three years bringing joy to viewers first thing in the morning, and today (April 3) Josh Elliot was honored with a loving goodbye.

The 42-year-old television personality was honored by Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and George Stephanopoulos as they bid him farewell.

Roberts shared, "Josh's official announcement was yesterday. Thank you Josh for all of the wonderful things … he's leaving us to join NBC Sports and you know that we're so sad to see him go."

As for the reason behind Josh’s departure, Disney/ABC Television honcho Ben Sherwood explained, "As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past several months. In good faith, we worked hard to close a significant gap between our generous offer and his expectations. In the end, Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path."

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