Michael Strahan ends endorsement deals as part of contract with Good Morning America
6 July 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Former NFL player Michael Strahan will no longer be seen in commercials as he will be ending his endorsement deals as part of his deal with the ABC show “Good Morning America.”
Strahan used to endorse brands such as Metamucil and Pizza Hut but since moving from “Live! With Kelly and Michael” to “Good Morning America,” all of his advertising gigs are to end.
An ABC News representative shared in a statement, "Michael's endorsements are set to expire in the next few months and won't be renewed. His clothing line [with J.C. Penney] will continue, and he's held to the same disclosure standard as anyone else at ABC News. If there is a story we're reporting that involves a conflict of interest or a perception of conflict, Michael won't cover it, or it will be disclosed on-air."
Ryan Schinman , the CEO of RBS Celebrity Booking, said that Strahan was allowed to make endorsement and appear on advertisements when he was on “Live! With Kelly and Michael” but now that he will be a part of a news team, it will be perceived as a conflict of interest. His former partner on the show, Kelly Ripa , also made endorsement deals such as with brands like Colgate and Electrolux.
Other endorsements for Strahan set to end his ties with are Subway, Snickers, Dr. Pepper, Right Guard, and many more. Although Strahan will be losing some money from his endorsements that will no longer be renewed, he will make up for any cash loss with his work in “Good Morning America” as well as his new gig hosting the game show “The $100,000 Pyramid.”
Strahan left “Live!” last May and it caused a lot of drama between him and Ripa . He has co-hosted the show for three years with Ripa .
In a recent interview with the Netflix show “Chelsea,” Strahan shared that he has not really missed “Live! With Kelly and Michael” but he loved being on the show. He added, “Don't get me wrong. I loved it. When you get a break, sometimes you kind of go, 'Wow, I kind of needed it.' I needed a break.”