Another day, another rumor about Michael Strahan reaching out to his former co-host, Kelly Ripa, to get his old job back.
This time around, it is being claimed via Radar Online that Strahan is not thrilled by the ratings of Good Morning America and is having some serious second thoughts after leaving Kelly in the first place.
The former football star hosted Live! With Kelly and Michael from 2012 to 2016. Michael abruptly left the program, and Kelly said the move blindsided her.
The publication claims now he wants to work with the former soap star and added: “Michael wishes that he’d never left ‘Live with Kelly and Michael! Now, Michael is the third banana on GMA, and the show’s new afternoon hour featuring him as the host is tanking!”
The former NFL star supposedly wants to leave for the following reason: “It’s been a huge ratings disappointment for the network. Worse yet, viewers seem to hate Michael on it.”
Michael is said to be stressed out about his future on the show because the executives who convinced him to leave Live! have left the network.
The source added: “Now he’s terrified because the folks that were hoping to promote him as GMA’s hot new host are no longer there to have his back! At the time Michael couldn’t care less, because he was assured he was being
to be a star at ABC. But now he’s dragging the show down!”
So, is there any truth to the story? Most likely not.
Michael has many business ventures aside from his gig on GMA. Additionally, his rep has put out a statement saying the story from Radar is untrue and Ryan Seacrest is not going anywhere, and it will be nearly impossible to convince Kelly to work with the man who betrayed her two years ago.
An insider went on to say: “Michael plans to pass himself off as an innocent pawn of the network execs. But it’s two years later, and Kelly is still feeling sandbagged! It’s going to be a tough sell!”
Those reports have been going on for a while.