Molly Qerim smiling

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 08: Molly Qerim attends the 13th annual NFL Honors at Resorts World Theatre on February 08, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Molly Qerim’s ‘First Take’ replacement has been revealed.

Qerim, who has hosted the ESPN show since 2015, is enjoying a well-deserved holiday and Christine Williamson is filling in for her.

Molly announced last week that she would be taking time off. As such, Williamson took her spot as she welcomed viewers on Monday morning, joined by Stephen A. Smith, Shannon Sharpe, and Andraya Carter, who all worked remotely on the day.

Stephen A. typically works in an opening monologue to kick things off but didn’t do so this morning. The crew started by discussing the Celtics’ historic 52-point beatdown on the Warriors.

Molly chided Smith after he asked why she wasn’t going to Fashion Week when she tried on Damien Woody’s new sunglasses.

“He’s so mad I’m taking a couple of days off next week,” she said.

“I think he’s worried he’s going to miss me. He’s sad I’m going on vacation. He keeps bringing up that I’m going on vacation. It’s just a couple of days Stephen A., I’ll be back soon. Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon.”

Williamson has filled in for Molly before during her absences. Cassidy Hubbarth and Victoria Arlen have also warmed her seat in the past./