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Actually, Carlos Allen said 'actual' a lot on 'GMA'

Carlos Allen on Monday's "Good Morning America."

Carlos Allen's got swagger -- and a noticeable verbal tic. Whether it was nerves, habit or lack of TV prep, we counted 29 instances of "actual" or "actually" in Allen's 10-minute chat with Robin Roberts, ranging from perfectly reasonable -- "The actual invite I received, the Secret Service took from me" -- to enormously distracting:

  • "I received an actual invite in the mail and I went to the White House, to actually be, uh, to be an actual guest at the actual state dinner."
  • "I went to the actual bathroom."
  • "I went up to the actual Secret Service individual."
  • "He wanded me, checked me to make sure that I had nothing wrong, nothing that was actually going to affect anyone ... and I basically walked with everyone else and got in the actual van."
  • "I walked into the Secret Service office without an actual attorney."

  • By The Reliable Source  |  January 12, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
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    Wait a sec, he went to the ACTUAL bathroom?! That is actually wild.

    Posted by: steampunk | January 12, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

    Dear Mr. Allen -- We are not actually the gullible fools you seem to think we are.

    Posted by: JColeBurke | January 12, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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