Michael Strahan exiting as Kelly Ripa's talk show partner


Michael Strahan is saying goodbye to his daytime talk show with Kelly Ripa on Friday, an exit accelerated by awkwardness surrounding the announcement of his new job at ABC's Good Morning America.

Michael on the red carpet at this year's Met Gala (Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images )

Kelly was reportedly angry to learn only minutes before the rest of the world that her TV partner was leaving. She took a few days off work and received apologies from her bosses after the incident was widely publicized.

Actor Matt Bomer and New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony are the scheduled guests for Michael's last show.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear on Regis' farewell episode of

Michael was initially supposed to work through the summer, but his departure was moved up to Friday.

The former football star began on Live with Kelly and Michael in 2012, replacing Regis Philbin.