Michael Strahan Opens Up On ‘Live!’ Departure in New Interview

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 22, 2016 Updated: May 22, 2016

Michael Strahan, a week after leaving “Live With Kelly,” has spoken about his departure from the ABC show.

According to DuJour magazine, he spoke positively about his experience.

“I’m looking forward to moving to “Good Morning America” full-time, but I loved being at “Live.” It’s a great show, great people and I’m very fortunate to have been a part of it,” he said.

Strahan exited the show last Friday, and said: “This is a moment that I didn’t anticipate being here, at least at this point. But it’s here. And we’re going to enjoy it,” according to Us Magazine.

The former New York Giants player and Super Bowl champ continued: “I’m not dying. I’m still in the family. And I’m still available to come back if I’m ever called to co-host. I’m not going anywhere. I’m not gone. So, there we go.”

When it was announced that Strahan, 44, would be leaving “Live,” his former co-host Kelly Ripa took a leave of absence.

“I love spontaneity and uncertainty,” he said of his new job. “Not knowing what’s going to happen from second to second keeps you very present.”

“Michael has charisma, a big, warm, playful personality, and has the rare ability to be himself on camera,” Michael Gelman, the executive producer of “Live,” told the magazine. “But he also has that special, hard-to-define quality, that ‘x-factor’ that makes him stand out.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.