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Michael Strahan leaving ‘LIVE! With Kelly and Michael’ for full time ‘Good Morning America’ position

Michael Strahan also is scheduled to host ABC's

Michael Strahan also is scheduled to host ABC's game-show revival of "$100,000 Pyramid" this summer. Credit: Getty Images / Ilya S. Savenok

“LIVE! With Kelly and Michael” host Michael Strahan is formally leaving that syndicated daytime talk show to appear full time on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where he has been a twice-weekly guest host since 2014.

“It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience,” Strahan, 44, said in a statement Tuesday. He called his time on the show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa “transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet. Kelly 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.”

He joined “LIVE!” in 2012 after a 10-month search for a replacement for departing longtime host Regis Philbin. The show, which recently was renewed through 2020, will begin seeking a new co-host when the fall season begins.

ABC News president James Goldston said in a statement: “Over the past two years on ‘GMA,’ Michael’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans and all kinds of newsmakers to a host of modern American cultural icons.”

The NFL Hall of Famer, who spent his entire 15-year career as a defensive end with the New York Giants and retired after the 2007 season, also is scheduled to host ABC’s game-show revival of “$100,000 Pyramid,” which is set to return this summer.

Strahan, who began his TV career as a Fox Sports analyst, also will remain a co-host of “NFL on Fox.”

Neither Strahan nor Ripa has commented on social media.

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