It sadden my heart when I was informed that Michael Strahan will be leaving Live! Kelly and Michael. They had such great chemistry on and off screen. I love their comedic skits and debates. Do not get me wrong, I am proud of Michael and his future endeavors, I am just sad that their time is coming to an end.
[The Hollywood Reporter] Michael Strahan will exit ABC’s LiveWithKellyandMichael and join GoodMorningAmerica full-time. The announcement is expected Tuesday morning by ABC News President James Goldston. Strahan, who has been appearing twice a week on the morning show since 2014, will begin his full-time duties in September. He’ll exit Live, the show he joined four years ago and where he successfully extended his brand from sports analyst to daytime personality. He’ll likely leave Live over the summer.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the incredible team at GMA. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience,” said Strahan in a statement to TheHollywoodReporter.
He added, “My time with LIVEwithKellyandMichael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet. Kelly has been an unbelievable partner, and I am so thankful to her and the entire team. I am extremely grateful for the amazing support I’ve received from all of the fans.”