Michael Strahan Leaves "Kelly & Michael" - Who Replaces Him?

Posted: Apr 19 2016, 6:06pm CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News

Michael Strahan Leaves "Kelly & Michael" - Who Replaces Him?
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New York Giants hall of famer and good guy Michael Strahan is going to be leaving his co-host seat on "Live with Kelly and Michael" to join ABC News' "Good Morning America" full time, according to CNN. He will have been Kelly's co-host for four years.

Strahan has been doing guest spots on "GMA" for the last few years, but the move is going to put him position to be a permanent face on the show. Reports say that the shift will happen in September.

“Over the past two years on GMA, Michael’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans and all kinds of newsmakers to a host of modern American cultural icons,” ABC News said in a statement today.

Strahan, 44, joined Kelly Ripa in 2012 after he quickly became a fan favorite during guest spots. Kelly was looking for a replacement for Regis Philbin, and Strahan quickly emerged. When he joined the show, viewership in key demographics surged.

But now "Live" is left without a cohost again - and rumor has it that Kelly was not warned that Michael would be leaving.

"'LIVE' will kick off the search for a new co-host when the new season begins in the fall," Goldston added.

Strahan, who will also continue as co-host on "NFL on Fox," and said that he looks "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."

“My time with LIVE with Kelly and Michael 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," he added.

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