NFL legend Michael Strahan leaves Kelly Ripa for “Good Morning America”

Strahan leaving Kelly Ripa to join Good Morning America

Michael Strahan joins GMA team.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

NEW YORK — In a surprise move, former New York Giants star Michael Strahan walked away from his cozy co-host gig on “Live with Kelly and Michael” to become an integral part of “Good Morning America” full-time. He’ll join the show’s regular cast of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee. For the past couple years, the NFL Hall of famer worked two days a week at GMA — leaving midway through the show to join co-host Kelly Ripa at their TV studio on Manhattan’s upper West Side. Starting in September, Michael will work 5 days a week at GMA where he’ll earn $12 million per year — considerably more than what he made as a professonal football player.

“My time with LIVE with Kelly and Michael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet,” Michael said in a statement. “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.”

Ratings for GMA are down 10% from last year.

Kelly claims Michael blindsided her with this move.

Did he do the right thing?

Share your thoughts below.

12 comments

  1. Poor guy looked so unhappy there. I bet he couldn’t wait until his contract was up. She was probably a pain in the ass!!

  2. Get that paper Mike, there is life after football…..props

  3. When your the hot TV darling you better get what you can. Strahan is a hot commodity right now. Part time GMA, Live With K&M, and a live football gig. The other hot TV guy is Steve Harvey. Family Fued, Little Big Shots, and pagent host.

  4. Giovanni Taylor

    It’s a curious move. He’s leaving a show that had his name in it in order to join a show that has several other cast members. Politics?

  5. nobody watches that crap but really old people and maybe unemployed welfare recipients anyways..

  6. Looks like GMA made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

  7. Tony the Tiger

    it’s all about the benjamins……….. good choice mike!

  8. hopefully he uses his new salary to fix his front teeth

  9. I hope she learned her lesson. You can’t trust black men.

  10. If they haven’t been getting along, I would think Ripa would be happy about him leaving.
    She feels blindsided? She walked away from All My Children and left all of her co-workers there ‘blindsided’.
    Bottom line, its a business. Just like she’s always made the moves that she thought were in the best interest of her career, Strahan has to do the same thing. She needs to get over it and recognize that not everything is about her.

  11. U Need A Dentist

    that nigga got a big ass gap in his front teeth

  12. Good riddance! Kelly will find somebody better and more handsome.

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