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Michael Strahan downplayed the drama that has surrounded his talk show ever and since ABC announced two weeks ago he was leaving the program for a full-time gig on “Good Morning America”.
“I think everybody got this wrong impression of it,” Strahan told Entertainment Tonight on the Met Gala red carpet. “But it’s a great show, great people, and I’m fortunate to be a part of it.”
He added that he is looking forward to starting on “GMA” but is still enjoying his time working with Ripa.
“I’m still looking forward to going to work for ‘Live!'” he said. “I love being there. I still love it.”
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“Every week is great, every day is great for me. I’m on the other side of the dirt,” the 44-year-old explained. “Yeah I’m looking forward to [moving to Good Morning America full time], but I’m still looking forward to going to work for Live!… I love being there. I still love it.”
“It’s a great show, great people, and I’m very fortunate to be a part of it,” the TV host added.
Strahan was originally expected to remain on “Live!” until August before starting full-time on “GMA” in September, but ABC announced last week that his final episode will actually be on May 13.
“We’ll remember,” Ripa told Strahan. We’ll reminisce. We’re going to look back at the fun times we’ve had together – wait till you see all the stuff that we’ve done, you’re not going to believe it.”