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Michael Strahan to join ‘Good Morning America’

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Former football star and “Live with Kelly and Michael” host Michael Strahan reveals that he will be joining ABC’s “Good Morning America” as a part-time correspondent.

Yesterday, April 2, Strahan addressed rumors that he would be leaving his partner-in-crime, Kelly Ripa for bigger, better ventures.

“The big news is that I’m gonna be on ‘GMA’ now,” Strahan told the audience Wednesday morning. “So what is so surprising is I had a meeting, and we talked about the possibility there; and then I went to see Captain America with Samuel L. Jackson and I get out of screening, and I check my messages and I’m on ‘Good Morning America.'”

Good news for fans; Strahan has vowed that he will not be leaving Ripa’s side. “I don’t think I could do it every day. I have a lot going on. I have to be smart about it,” he said.

“”I just want everyone to know and [Kelly] to know that no matter what, this is my number one priority, and you [Kelly] are my number one priority, and I would never do anything to jeopardize the quality of what I do here” Strahan continued.

Strahan’s big news follows the recent departures of weather man Sam Champion and news anchor Josh Elliott; both huge assets to ABC’s morning show. It only makes sense that the network would look for a big name star (with a massive fan base) to fill in the gap. The former Giants defensive end will join forces with cast members Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, Robin Roberts and weather woman Ginger Zee.

While Strahan has been successful bouncing off comedic news stories and handing out free vacations on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” will the 42-year-old be able to create that same success on a more journalistic driven platform? – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie