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2 March 8th, 2016 ESPN’s General Hospital Super Fan Stephen A. Smith Makes A Return To Port Charles!


One of the most famous sports commentators out there, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith visited the set of his favorite show, General Hospital this week!

Smith, who has spoken about his love for the characters of Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright)  on his talk show First Take, is making another appearance on the ABC daytime drama series, and the news all unfolded on social media.  The last time Smith appeared on GH was back in 2007 during the Metro Court disaster as a reporter covering the long hostage crisis!  This time, we don’t know what story brings Smith back into the fold, and if he will play himself, or someone else.

Maurice Benard posted a video of himself with Smith from the set.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actor asked Smith how excited he was to be back, and Stephen A. admitted he was a bit nervous.  Then Benard said, “You’re not going to disappoint  … you’re going to be the greatest. I guarantee you that.”    Later, Maurice posted a tweet that said, “I had the best time working with @stephenasmith today. He’s truly a natural. Not Denzel yet, but getting there. ”

However, Stephen A. was also excited to tweet a photo with Laura Wright which he posted with the message:  “Damn, I’m a lucky man. On the set of General Hospital right now and look who decided to take a pic with Me?!!”   To which Laura responded, “So great seeing you! Come back soon!”  In addition, Smith was impressed with meeting GH’s Matt Cohen (Griffin) when he tweeted, “This man knows his boxing!”

So, how will Stephen A. Smith figure into Sonny and Carly’s world coming up on GH? We will keep you posted when the airdate is revealed!

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  1. nellie says:

    These people genuinely share a passion for their job.


  2. Jay Trotter says:

    Great news! Love him!

    SAS is very enthusiastic and passionate about GH. He was on a late night talk show a few years back and brought up how long he’s been watching GH and proceeded to breakdown all the current storylines at the time. The man was there to talk about sports but spent nearly five minutes talking about the happenings in Port Charles.

    I think it was last year around this time when the co-hosts of SAS’s morning show on ESPN decided to surprise him and Maurice Benard came out from the back. He was beyond thrilled!


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