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Eric Stonestreet Replaced Heidi Klum on 'AGT' Within a Matter of Hours After She Got Ill

Eric Stonestreet Replaced Heidi Klum on 'AGT' Within a Matter of Hours After She Got Ill

Eric Stonestreet is sitting in for Heidi Klum on the judges panel on tonight’s all-new America’s Got Talent.

The actor, who starred with Sofia Vergara on Modern Family, was brought into the show within a matter of hours.

Fellow judge and executive producer Simon Cowell explained that “we didn’t have days to think about it. We had hours to think about it.”

He added, “Heidi obviously got ill and, for obvious reasons, she had to stay at home. Someone said, ‘Well, why don’t we hire Eric?’ And we said it’s a good idea because Sofia and Eric worked together and they have chemistry. He was a real trooper. He stepped in at the last moment.”

If you recall, Heidi came down with coronavirus like symptoms, but tested negative for the virus.

America’s Got Talent is airing NOW on NBC.

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