In a new interview, Michael Strahan revealed he thinks Ryan Seacrest is doing a fine job as Kelly Ripa's new Live co-host. "He's doing great. He's doing great," the 45-year-old star told E! News on Thursday, July 13. "I'm happy for him and good luck to the show."
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Michael famously left Live after four years on the program back in April 2016 to instead join the Good Morning America team. At the time, Kelly found out about her co-star's abrupt exit from the series at the same time as viewers — and was not happy about it.
Michael (left) and Ryan (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After a year of seaching for a new co-host, Kelly announced Ryan was officially joining Live in May 2017. "Today, the next chapter of the Live story is about to be written," the 46-year-old star began her first show with Ryan, 42. "So happy," the former American Idol star told Kelly. "So exciting!"
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In a previous interview, Michael revealed he and Kelly had a falling out after he announced he was leaving Live. "At one point I think we were friends. I don't know what happened at the end. I learned a lot from her, though," he said.
"I wasn't surprised by her reaction [to my exit] at all, but I can't control somebody else's actions. I was there four years, and it's about more than just being in front of the camera," Michael told People.
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After Michael abruptly announced he was leaving the show without telling Kelly, the former co-hosts became locked in a bitter feud, with Kelly later saying Michael's actions "lacked respect."
“At one point I think we were friends. I don’t know what happened at the end," Michael said in 2016. “Toward the end of it all, we didn’t really communicate that much."