Is ABC using Michael Strahan to push George Stephanopoulos from his anchor position on “Good Morning America”? A new report claims that’s the case, according to Hollywood Life.
Sources spill to the New York Post that some ugly strings come attached with Strahan’s new gig on “GMA.” The former NFL star announced plans on Tuesday to leave “Live! With Kelly and Michael” this fall in order to join “GMA” full-time.
News of Strahan’s exit from “Live!” has led to scandal due to his co-host, Kelly Ripa, being left out of the loop. Now there’s talk that part of ABC’s decision to bring on Strahan might be a bad sign for “GMA” anchor, George Stephanopoulos.
“It’s a signal for George Stephanopoulos. This [means] get lost, we’re not paying you $10 million,” a source the paper.
Contradicting that statement in the same report was an addition source who claims booting Stephanopooulos out is certainly not the case.
“George and Michael do very different things and have very different roles on the show,” the insider shared.
When the cast of “Good Morning America” gave a shout out to Strahan welcoming him to the show full-time, Stephanopoulos praised him. The anchor called Strahan a “natural” and is definitely part of the “team.” His comments can be seen in the video below.
Several reports have confirmed that Michael Strahan is being added to “GMA” and that it doesn’t signify anyone’s departure.
Michael has been a part-time correspondent on “GMA” for two years. When the opportunity came along for him to be on full-time, he reportedly jumped at the chance.
This scandal won’t be going away anytime soon. More rumors, drama, and speculations keep coming down the pike. Did the network predict all of this fallout would happen when it was announced Michael Strahan was leaving “Live!” to work on “Good Morning America” full-time?