The news of Michael Strahan leaving the popular morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael has been all over the media lately. It’s been quite a shock, not only to fans of the show, but to co-host Kelly Ripa. The plan is to take Michael off the Live! talk show and move him over to Good Morning America. Each day that passes new things are being leaked about the controversial switch up, and with Kelly’s recent absence from the show, it’s clear there’s a lot more going on behind closed doors that viewers aren’t privy to. This list breaks down the 10 most important things to know about the Kelly Ripa Live! controversy:
10. Relationship Between Kelly and Michael
According to TMZ, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan didn’t get along that well. Despite being all laughs on set, off camera it was a different story. When the cameras stopping rolling these two weren’t as buddy-buddy as we thought. Sources of TMZ said Kelly always felt Strahan was disrespectful to her and had an oversized ego. Also, whenever he goes anywhere he brings a big entourage, which didn’t sit well with Kelly. We’re not that surprised Kelly might not like Michael because when Strahan came onto the show to replace Regis back in 2012 it was a huge change. Michael is nothing like Regis and so it most likely required some serious adjustment from Kelly.