Recently, it was announced that Michael Strahan will be leaving Live With Kelly and Michael for a full time role on Good Morning America. Since, the announcement Kelly Ripa has been absent from the morning show. Today, Michael Strahan made an appearance on Good Morning America and was congratulated by his colleagues on his new position. Also, Strahan thanked Ripa and the executive producer Michael Gelman for the opportunity.
“I had a lot of fun on that show over the past four years, and I’m very thankful for her. I learned so much from her. I was so new to all of this. They really boosted me up and made me look a lot better than I really am. I would have never had the chance to be here [at GMA].”
Currently, Erin Andrews is filling in for Ripa and attempted in making light of the situation. “So what else has been going on here? No, I’m just kidding.” Strahan chimed in, stating it was “too soon.” As of yet, Ripa has not released statement in regards to her absence from the show.