What happened to Heidi Klum on America’s Got Talent and why is she missing from some episodes?

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HEIDI Klum has recently returned to the hit show America’s Got Talent as a  guest judge but has noticeably been absent from some episodes.

Fans were quick to point out that Klum was missing from the panel where she joins fellow judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara.

AGT judge Heidi has been on the show for two seasons

America’s Got Talent is currently in its 15th season.

Who is Heidi Klum?

Heidi Klum is a German model, television personality, actress, and fashion designer.

She’s most notable for her modeling work and appearances on Project Runway.

She is the first German model to have become a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

How long has Heidi Klum been a judge on America’s Got Talent?

Heidi, 45, has served as a judge on the show from seasons eight to 13.

“I’m so excited to be back at ‘AGT’ with Simon, Howie, and Terry. The fact that Sofia Vergara is joining us is the icing on an already delicious cake,” Klum said in a statement earlier this year.

Heidi Klum and new recruit AGT Sofia Vergara

Sofia and Heidi replace Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough, who were dropped as judges after just one season.

Why is she missing from some episodes this season?

She is reportedly missing from a few episodes of Season 15 due to illness.

As a precaution during the earlier months of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., the AGT star went home ill and filming continued without her.

Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet filled in her place on the panel in the meantime.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hollywood Reporter noted that AGT “only filmed part of its season before production stopped” in mid-March. In April, producers were working on a solution to continue airing new episodes of the long-running talent show.

Simon told People that he is determined to have the live shows go on later this summer, even if drastic measures have to be taken for the safety of the audiences, contestants, and staff.

“The most important thing is that we have to ensure that since people have auditioned, that they do get the chance safely to be able to compete as they normally do and get that chance to win a million dollars or at least appear in the final,” Simon declared.

Who are the other judges on America’s Got Talent?

Alongside Heidi, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, and new recruit Sofia Vergara make up the judging panel.

Sofia joined NBC’s America’s Got Talent judging panel earlier this year

The judging panel and host of America’s Got Talent season 15

“I am so happy to join my new family on @agt,” she posted to Instagram in February. “This is a new and exciting next chapter for me and I’m extremely proud to be the first Latin judge on the show. I can’t wait to watch all the new talent and have fun with all you guys!”

The judging gig is a lane switch for the 47-year-old actress, who played Gloria on the US sitcom Modern Family.

During a recent America’s Got Talent show, Sofia was the most moved by contestant Nolan Neal’s performance, who has gone through addiction issues like her younger brother Julio.

She told him, “It was really touching for me to hear your song. I know very well the sickness of addiction. My family is completely full of this horrific sickness, and I totally understand. And to be here tonight and to hear that song, for me, it gives me a lot of hope.”

Who is Heidi Klum married to?

Heidi was is currently married to Tokio Hotel rockstar Tom Kaulitz.

TMZ reports they tied the knot in February, just two months after Kaulitz proposed to Klum on December 24, 2018. Reps for the couple had no comment.

They debuted their romance in May 2018 at the Cannes amfAR Gala.

Heidi Klum, 45 and Tom Kaulitz, 29

Heidi was widely criticized for dating a man 17 years her junior.

“Lately, I’m being reminded more about my age by people other than myself,” Klum told InStyle in July 2018.

“My boyfriend is many years younger than me, and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it. That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it.”

“I don’t really think about it that much otherwise. You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles,” Klum added to the outlet.

The supermodel has four children from her marriage to singer Seal, daughters Lou, 10, and Leni, 15, and sons Johan, 12, and Henry, 14.

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