"The environment is really positive because of the work they've been doing." that same day.
The announcement, of course, turned out to be the relatively underwhelming "Live!
Former NFL star, Michael Strahan announced his unexpected for four years as a co-host, alongside Kelly Ripa.
The farewell episode was emotional for the both of them, as they shared a champagne toast.
Fans interested in entering the contest, named "Live with Kelly and You," were instructed to submit a form on the show's official website by Sept. It was unclear at the time whether the show intended to permanently replace Strahan with, you know, one of us, but in today's fame-obsessed society, that probably didn't stop hoards of people from applying.
backed up the story, but downplayed its significance.
"Honestly that happened a long time ago," the source said.
"Kelly just never announced it." Meanwhile, reports from earlier in the summer alleged Ripa had begun to rule had to work extra hard over the summer to make up for Strahan's absence.
Reports ranged from the obvious (Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, both of whom are close friends of Ripa's) to the inspired (Rob Lowe, who's guest-hosted before) to the downright bizarre (Fred Savage, anyone?
) With so many names being floated around, many expected that the show was extending its search for her new co-host to the viewers watching at home.
"The team had fewer days off this summer than they usually do," a production source said.
"Most shows are on hiatus in August and [the team] ended up working.
Due to this, people are curious about Michael Strahan’s dating timeline.