Michael Strahan is moving on from Live! With Kelly and Michael!

The 44-year-old star is leaving the hit daytime talk show to instead join Good Morning America as a co-anchor starting in September, ABC announced on Tuesday, April 19.

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Kelly and Michael on Live!.

"I look forward to continuing to work with the incredible team at GMA," Michael said in a statement, according to [People](http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,2098190721001111,00.html)_. "It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience."

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"My time with Live! With Kelly and Michael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet," he added. "[Kelly Ripa] has been an unbelievable partner, and I am so thankful to her and the entire team. I am extremely grateful for the amazing support I've received from all of the fans."

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Michael on GMA.

Michael first joined Live! alongside Kelly, 45, in September 2012 after longtime co-host Regis Philbin left the program. He was subsequently added to the GMA team in 2014 and has been appearing on the show twice per week while continuing to work on Live!.

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Live! will reportedly kick off a search to replace Michael when its new season premieres in the fall.