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29 April 1st, 2014 Michael Strahan To Become Newest Addition To Good Morning America!

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Looks like the male quotient on Good Morning America has just gone back up after the departure this week of Josh Elliott to NBC Sports!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the co-host of the syndicated talker, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Michael Strahan, has been tapped by the morning show to become their newest addition.¬† Exactly what role he will step into is yet to be determined and it’s unclear when exactly he will start, but he will step into the 7AM hour prior to the daily Live! with Kelly and Michael broadcast.

THR reports that, “Talks have been ongoing with Strahan and executives at ABC News for months. And sources stress that he will not replace any of the current GMA anchors; he’s expected to appear often, though not five days a week.”

The addition of Strahan¬†balances out GMA’s very recent gender imbalance created by the abrupt departure of news anchor Elliott, and weather anchor Sam Championw hich left only George Stephanopoulos as the sole male anchor among four female co-anchors.

What do you think about Michael Strahan joining the GMA morning crew? Thumbs up? Or, thumbs down?  Let us know!

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  1. aria says:

    thumbs up way up, he’s twice the men that josh elliot and sam champion combine never were….

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  2. Shirley Miller says:

    Michael Strahan should be a good addition to the GMA Staff. I know Cameron Mathison does some journalist stories for GMA. I think he would make a good morning anchor also….not just an occasional crew member.

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  3. Rod says:

    Huge thumbs down. Or fine can he go there and be replaced on Live With Kelly. Sorry he doesn’t do it for me on Live So now I barely watch!!!

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    Mark replied

    I totally agree!!!

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    Becky Cloutier replied

    I agree too! Cant stand Ripa either

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    dmr replied

    I agree; I used to be a fan of Kelly’s. Now, she seems fake to me. I don’t watch “Live” anymore.

  4. Charday says:

    I find it annoying how he talks over guests on the K and Michael show. I find K even more annoying (so much so that I won’t type or say her name).

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    Daisy replied

    Talking over people seems to be a job requirement on gma. He will fit right on but I won’t be watching!

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  5. rebecca1 says:

    I don’t watch the show but he’s extremely personable. I think he’d probably do well on any talk-type show.

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  6. Cathy Borruso says:

    Although I don’t watch GMA regularly Michael would fit in beautifully. .good choice!

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  7. Patricia says:

    Millions of people watch GMA and Live With Kelly and Michael every morning. For those who watch everyday like I do, I look forward to seeing different people. If I watch GMA with Michael Straham then most likely I won’t watch Live with Kelly and Michael Straham. One program behind the other, I will be looking for different people.

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  8. jeffery says:

    It’s overkill. Like when GMA has a celebrity guest on and later that morning THE VIEW interviews the same guest who later appears on THE CHEW. Ugh.

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  9. Rosemary Patterson says:

    If it’s true that ABC didn’t keep Sam and Josh because they couldn’t agree on the terms of their contracts, shame on ABC. They had a Dream Team at GMA and one by one it’s falling apart. I love Robin & George and like Lara, and if Michael can do it WITHOUT leaving Kelly, he will definitely help more than hurt. I still say ABC should’ve worked hard to keep Sam & Josh. They had a great “bromance” going and great relationship with Robin and George. I loved them on the show. Michael surely won’t hurt the show, George needs another guy with him.

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    Patricio replied

    I agree 100% with you Rosie! Great post!

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    Rosemary Patterson replied

    Thank you so much! By the way many of my favorite people call me Rosie! You made me smile :) Have a great day!!

    davlestev1 replied

    JoshElliot was an attention hog..he didn’t know how to share the spotlight and didn’t want to…Michael should go there and be replaced on LIVE with someone who can make Kelly interesting if that’s at all possible..which I suspect it’s not.

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    Rosemary Patterson replied

    I totally disagree about Josh. I also think Kelly & Michael are AWESOME. Their show has FANTASTIC RATINGS! However I’m sure you like people that I don’t like too, so that’s what’s great about having a variety of shows to choose from. LOL When I was a kid we had 3 channels! Thank goodness it’s different now! Ha! Ha!

  10. Carly says:

    Thumbs up! I love Michael. Kelly did a TV series Hope& Faith while she also did Live. It will work out well! I am very happy to hear this. :)

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    Patricio replied

    I forgot about that Carlsie, but I hope they don’t spread Mivhael too thin. He is GREAT!

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  11. Sue says:

    Not a fan, sorry!! Don’t like Josh either!

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  12. George says:

    Give me a break! He’s so overrated!

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  13. Mark says:

    GMA is really screwing up!!! Although everyone is replaceable, you would think they would keep a good thing going for as long as possible. But I don’t care for Michael Strahan! GMA needs a news person…not another “celebrity” interviewer/pop culture “expert”….it already has enough of those!

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  14. Mo says:

    Not impressed. How many people do they need? Looks like the desk is already full. Ginger has to stand.

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  15. SZima says:

    Just one more reason NOT to tune in to GMA. They got rid of Josh just to replace him with Michael? What are they thinking? They got rid of one egomaniac for another? At least he’s not a full time host!

    Since Michael joined Live With Kelly, I have stopped watching that show too. I do NOT care for him at all, nor do I care for the way Kelly has started acting since he became the co-host.

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  16. kathy says:

    Seems like all about the money anyway he is annoying

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  17. Gino says:

    Michael is very annoying, I will not watch at all. Kelly Ripa, Run run and come back to acting. Live with kelly and Michael sucks now. Fire michael and bring Neil Patrick Harris as a host. Love him way better.

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  18. nancy dillingham says:

    WHY????????????????????????????
    They’re tripping over each other on GMA as it is!

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  19. faye34 says:

    will be a great addition to gma love him on live with Kelly and Michael also love him on fx nfl pregame show

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  20. ann says:

    I quit watching the silly stuff on Abc morning a long time ago. I watch CBS morning show. I think the format there is better for adults. The chemistry, I think is good between the three on the show. I like all, Charlie, Nora and Gayle. Good mix between good, solid news stories and general thoughts of hosts without getting silly.

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