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Michael Strahan Leaving 'Live' Much Earlier Than Expected

Michael Strahan Leaving 'Live' Much Earlier Than Expected

Michael Strahan is leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael way earlier than it was first reported.

The 44-year-old television personality was originally expected to leave Live! in September to make the transition full time to GMA. But now, Michael is going to be leaving on May 13, Variety has confirmed.

“He’ll take the summer off and GMA can integrate him early before September, and this will give Live! more time to find the co-host. He’s totally fine that. Now he can enjoy his summer,” a source told People about the situation.

“They admitted that they handled it wrong and put him in a terrible position,” the source added. “The network decided and the show decided that they wanted more time to find the cohost. He’s fine either way…this is not about feeling awkward with Kelly. He was willing to stay until the fall, but the network is saying this gives them more time to find the co-host. He’s a team player. He will do what they ask.”

“The vibe between them is all business. It remained tense,” the source continued about Kelly, who addressed the situation on today’s show. “Nobody knew what was going to happen. Nobody shared with Michael what she was going to do. But he just went there to do his show and be professional.”

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  • Jazmine Yancey

    bring back David Letterman to daytime…if he can leave the unibomber look behind

  • Marti723

    So, was that a condition for her coming back?

  • Jenny from the flop

    bye felicia!

  • Madsxx

    No wonder Kelly was pissed off.

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    Michael has behaved more professionally than everybody else. Love him.

  • Rose Ryan

    I agree. He’s an employee and cannot make a decision to notify Kelly of what’s going on unless his EMPLOYER gives him permission. They put him in a bad situation and Kelly took the unprofessional route. She’s a grown woman who has been in show business many years. She should have known how it works and just sucked it up instead of playing the victim.
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    She has a job that she loves and is making serious money; too much to act like a child. I understand why she’s upset, but her actions and attitude made the situation more than it should have been. She didn’t take the high road, she let the situation boil over so she could milk the sympathy.
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    P.s Evelyn Salt is badass.

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