Wow, Michael Strahan has admitted he doesn’t miss doing ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael.’ In fact, the star says he’s even been enjoying the break from the talk show he hosted with Kelly Ripa. Ouch.
Michael Strahan, 44, isn’t missing his old gig on Live! With Kelly and Michael. He even admitted to Chelsea Handler, 41, on June 22 that he is loving being off the talk show he led with former co-host Kelly Ripa, 45. HollywoodLife.com has the scoop on how Michael really feels now that he’s stepped away from the show.
In his first interview since Michael left the show in May (in one of the most AWKWARD ways possible), he told Chelsea that he’s been enjoying the break from the talk show. “I really haven’t had a chance to watch [Live!],” Michael said to Chelsea during filming for her Netflix show, Chelsea. “But I think I’ve been working so hard for the last seven or eight years since I retired from football, that it’s been a relief.”
Michael said that leaving the show has given him time to travel and spend quality time with his children. Aww. “I really haven’t missed it,” he said. BURN. “But I loved it. Don’t get me wrong. I loved it. When you get a break, sometimes you kind of go, ‘Wow, I kind of needed it.’ I needed a break.” So the “I haven’t missed it part may have hurt Kel, but the “I loved it part,” might help some. The former football player also told Chelsea about his clothing line (which will include underwear!) and his new gig hosting the game show The $100,000 Pyramid this summer. You can see the episode of Michael on Chelsea on Netflix on June 24!
Back in May ABC announced abruptly that Michael would become a full time member of the Good Morning America team… leaving Kelly hanging. To make matters worse, Kelly only learned about what was going to go down minutes before the rest of us. She was, understandably, pretty hurt, as Michael had been her co-host since September 2012, when he replaced Regis Philbin. So, she took some time off. ABC ended up apologizing to Kelly, but she didn’t seem to have totally let go of the matter, bringing of respect in the workplace on the show. She’s also dissed Michael SEVERAL times since he left the show. Let’s hope the two can work it out some day, as they were originally such a cute pair!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Michael really “needed a break” from Live!?