ESPN sports reporter/host extraordinaire Stephen A. Smith got the Port Charles surprise of his life on this morning’s edition of his morning show ESPN’s First Take (10AMEST weekdays on ESPN 2), when none other than Daytime Emmy winner and General Hospital stalwart, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) came by the studios for an unexpected visit to Smith!
Benard tweeted moments before he stepped on to the sports show set: “Stepping onto the ESPN First Take stage right now. Tune in to ESPN2 to watch.
To which Smith responded via Twitter after the Sonny shocker: “Nothing in the world can ruin my day today. My man
@MauriceBenardMB from General Hospital came on @ESPN_FirstTake today. I’m in HEAVEN. Haa”
Later Benard tweeted some pics with the ESPN First Take co-hosts Skip Bayless, Cari Champion along with Smith relating: “Seriously 3 of the sweetest coolest people I had the best time
@RealSkipBayless @stephenasmith @CariChampion“
Benard is getting set to debut his new film,The Ghost and the Whale, as well as always in the middle of major story on General Hospital! The question is: Will Stephen A. Smith show up one day in a scene with his favorite character, Sonny Corinthos and surprise Benard in turn? What do you think? Watch the video clip of Benard and Smith from ESPN First Take below! Then, let us know!