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Michael Strahan looks forward to his final episodes on ‘Live!’

5 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

New York City, NY, United States (4E) – After Michael Strahan was announced to depart from the show “Live! With Kelly and Michael” earlier than expected, the former NFL Player said that he is looking forward to his final episodes.

Strahan and co-host Kelly Ripa have stirred a bit of drama in the past weeks after he announced that he was leaving “Live!” to be on another ABC show, which is “Good Morning America.” Ripa went on leave for a few days and came back just last week during the Tuesday episode.

She said during her comeback that she was hurt with what happened and noted that there should be respect in the workplace. This is in reference to Strahan not telling anyone on the “Live!” staff as well as his co-host that he had plans to leave.

And now, Strahan is saying that he is looking forward to his exit. Strahan was interviewed by People magazine and the host shared regarding his May 13 exit, "Great. Looking forward to it."

Strahan made the remark during the signing of his 2015 motivational memoir “Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide To Transforming Your Life.” The event took place at New Jersey’s Yogi Berra Museum on Tuesday evening.

Originally, Strahan was set to leave the show by fall and start being on “Good Morning America” full-time by September. However, ABC said in a statement that they feel like having him exit the show earlier will give the other show a chance to slowly integrate him in the program.

It remains unclear when will Ripa have a permanent co-host but it was reported earlier this week that Jimmy Kimmel will be joining her as a guest co-host by May 16.