LIVE! is facing another good-bye. After four years sitting along side Kelly Ripa on LIVE! With Kelly and Michael, Michael Strahan is leaving to join Good Morning America full-time,THR reports.
Strahan replaced Regis Philbin in 2012, and joined GMA part-time in 2014, making two appearances a week.
The former NFL star will join Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos the team full-time in September.
There is not an official announcement when Strahan will leave LIVE! or who will replace him.
ABC News president James Goldston in an e-mail to staffers on Tuesday morning.
“I want to share some exciting news about our GMA family. The deeply talented Michael Strahan, who currently joins Robin, George, Lara, Amy and Ginger twice a week, will expand his role to appear full-time in the mornings on GMA starting in September,” Goldston wrote. “Michael has been a stellar addition to the broadcast. Over the past two years on GMA, he’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans to American pop culture icons and newsmakers. He will end a four year run as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on LIVE!, where he has honed his skills as an interviewer with genuine warmth and a quick wit. At GMA he’ll now have even more opportunities to tell stories that inspire, inform and empower people. I’m delighted to welcome Michael to GMA each and every morning. I can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented team will bring our viewers next.”
Let the rumors begin on who will replace Strahan as Ripa’s new co-host!