Former NFL player Michael Strahan will be moving from one ABC talk show to another as today it was announced that he will be leaving his current gig at Live! with Kelly and Michael to join Good Morning America full-time. ABC News president James Goldston announced the switch this morning and The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the story.
Strahan joined Live! four years ago following the departure of Regis Philbin. At this time there is no word on possible replacements for him on Live!. According to THR, Strahan will start at GMA in September which likely means a summer exit from Live!.
In a statement, Strahan said, “I look 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.”