Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan won’t have to fake their chemistry for much longer.
Initially, it was announced that Michael would continue on with ‘Live’ and take his new position at Good Morning America in September, but now he’s leaving ‘Live’ in two weeks.
His last show will be May 13th.
In a statement released to People, ‘Live’ showrunners say:
“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 with that. Now he can enjoy his summer.”
“After meeting with the producers of both Live! and Good Morning America, and after speaking with Kelly and Michael, we have decided on a plan that best advantages both shows for the future.”
We heard through very reliable sources that things are SUPER tense behind-the-scenes between Kelly and Michael right now — so it’s probably best that he leaves ASAP.