Michael Strahan Feared He Couldn’t ‘Raise His Voice’ During His Time On ‘Live With Kelly’
Michael Strahan is opening up about his stint as co-host of “Live with Kelly”.
At a recent town hall on racism with former Disney CEO Bob Iger, the TV personality reportedly got candid about his experiences on the show.
“Michael said that there were some very tense situations with executives who got argumentative and loud on the show, and he was very aware he couldn’t speak up or raise his voice as he was worried he would be seen as threatening,” a source told Page Six.
Strahan also said that Kelly Ripa refused to meet him before his controversial departure from the show, adding, “I don’t hate her. I do respect her for what she can do at her job. I cannot say enough about how good she is at her job.”
The former NFL player was selected as Ripa’s co-host in September 2012. He stayed on with “Live” until 2016, before moving to co-anchor “Good Morning America” on a full-time basis.
Earlier this year, Strahan described feeling more like Ripa’s “sidekick” than a true partner on the show.
ET Canada – Corey Atad