You’re about to see a lot more Michael Strahan! Days after Josh Elliott quit ‘Good Morning America’, Michael confirmed that he’s joining the morning show. But what about ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’? Keep reading to find out if he’s sticking by Kelly Ripa’s side.
Michael Strahan must be a morning person! The Live! With Kelly and Michael cohost is about to pull double duty, as he’s heading over to ABC’s Good Morning America, after the morning show’s recent shake ups.
Michael Strahan Heading To ‘Good Morning America’
Josh Elliott out, Michael Strahan in!
Days after Josh Elliott quit Good Morning America, the high-rated morning show has found their new guy.
Michael Strahan, confirmed on Live! With Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, April 2, that he is heading over to GMA.
“The big news is that I’m gonna be on GMA now,” Michael told his audience, at-home viewers and cohost Kelly Ripa. “So what is so surprising is I had a meeting, and we talked about the possibility there. Then I went to see Captain America with Samuel L. Jackson, and I get out of screening and I check my messages and I’m on Good Morning America.”
An awesome action movie and a new gig? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal!
Will Michael Stay on “Live! With Kelly and Michael’?
Although Michael is joining Good Morning America as a part-timer, he is not leaving his “TV wife,” Kelly Ripa. He assured her and Live! viewers that he’s staying right at home.
“I just want everyone to know and you to know that no matter what, this is my number one priority, and you [Kelly] are my number one priority, and I would never do anything to jeopardize the quality of what I do here.”
In true Kelly Ripa form, she joked, “That is exactly how we rehearsed it backstage!”
Michael’s announcement comes just one day after reports were released that he would be joining Good Morning America, after Josh Elliott announced his departure. Josh is leaving the morning show, due to failed contract negotiations, after he reportedly asked for $10 million and was counter-offered with $5 million and decided to leave for NBC Sports. Josh will be replaced with GMA‘s Amy Robach, who battled a very public battle with breast cancer late last year.
Michael will join Amy, along with Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos and Ginger Zee.
HollywoodLifers, do you think that Michael is a good addition to Good Morning America‘s morning team? Let us know if you’re excited for more Michael in the mornings!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister
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