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One of the biggest media shockers of 2016 was the announcement of former football star/actor/celebrity agitator Michael Strahan leaving the co-hosting duties over at Live!
The news shocked his co-host Kelly Ripa. She wasn't even aware of Strahan's objectives.
He was then a part-time contributor to GMA (Good Morning America). He was looking to expand his career with ABC News. He wanted to get the spotlight by getting a spot with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos.
After his announcement he would set his departure in late August. The news made Ripa very angry. She took a leave of absence citing it as a "pre-scheduled" vacation. When she returned she quickly addressed the decision and said that she will continue the show regardless. By that time, the tension was so heated behind the scenes, Strahan said that two more weeks and he's done with Live!
Since the abrupt exit, Ripa and Strahan no longer talk to one another.
Now we're coming halfway into Strahan's full time duties as a co-host on GMA. And it's been said that he's regretting the decision to join the team.
Getting up early is one thing. However, when he's not doing GMA, he also has obligations to ABC to host the $100,000 Pyramid and Fox NFL Sunday. It's becoming more harder for him to achieve his goals as a father and entertainer.
And it seems to be some tension going on behind the scenes at GMA. There's apparently a feud brewing between Strahan and Robin Roberts.
Although the two dismissed this as gossip, the two were in a heated exchange back in January.
There were photographs of the two looking awfully tense. I mean some of the images give the impression that there's an argument going on and the two aren't on the same page.
But a representative said that they were discussing who's going to win the Superbowl and whether Serena or Venus Williams will carry another tennis victory.
Also rumors going around that Strahan is trying to get his old gig back at Live! They said that he's begging for the spot. As a reporter for ABC News, he's barred from promoting products and endorsements. He can't promote anything of his own without getting approval from higher ups.
Strahan held 15 years with the New York Giants. During his time with the Giants he managed to win a Superbowl championship as a tight defensive end. He was a record setting sacker on the field. He also is a two time Daytime Emmy Award winner.