[CNN Money] Making his last appearance as co-host of “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Friday, the pro football Hall of Famer tried to close the show with a tribute to the fans and the behind-the-scenes personnel.
“It’s not about myself, it’s not about you,” Strahan said to his co-host Kelly Ripa. “It’s about everybody here. We have incredible staff here. We have, from producers to the staff to the crew, they make sure we’re always prepared that we come out and put on a great show for you guys.”
Just as Strahan mentioned the crew, music began to play and the credits rolled — as if he were an Oscar winner who went a bit long.
Strahan took the cue. He gave his love to the live studio audience, and paid homage to his on-air partner.
“Kelly, you are the best,” he said. “I love you, baby.”