Well that was super anticlimactic…
When Michael Strahan first started cohosting LIVE! with Kelly Ripa four years ago, he probably didn't expect to find himself wrapped up in the biggest scandal in morning news.
But luckily for us, that's exactly what happened when he blindsided Kel with the news that he'd be transferring over to GMA this September!
Related: Kelly Ripa Could Be Moving LIVE! To Los Angeles!
Friday morning marked the former football player's final episode on the ABC talk show, but you wouldn't be able to tell just by watching the hour…
That's because Michael's "send off" was basically just a regular episode that featured a few Flashback Friday moments sprinkled throughout the show. (Though he did make an awkward joke about guest hosting…)
We think it's safe to say Kelly clearly got exactly what she wanted out of all this! So why is she dressed like she's at a funeral? LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out the opening act to Michael Strahan's final episode of Live! with Kelly & Michael (above) and his final goodbye (below)!!!
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's LIVE! drama that got stirred up when it was announced the former NFLer would be leaving for Good Morning America is about to come to a close as Friday marks Michael's last day on the talk show.
While Strahan moves on to his next gig, there have been rumors swirling that Kelly might be thinking about moving on to another show as well — a show like GMA or The View.
Related: Kelly Ripa Could Be Moving LIVE! To LA
Well if you were worried, we're happy to say don't be as the former soap opera star dished to People saying:
There's no doubt that you've definitely heard some of the drama regarding Michael Strahan leaving LIVE! with Kelly and Michael.
Well now that Kelly Ripa has calmed down from being pissed and leaving on an early vacay, things seem to be slowly settling down now that we're only a day away from the former NFLer's final day.
Related: Jerry O'Connell Says 'It Would Be An Honor' To Be Kelly's New Cohost
Sure there have been some awkward moments, but the show must go on — and apparently it might be headed to a new city!
The blonde beauty recently dished to People that LIVE! could potentially move to California thanks to her 14-year-old daughter, Lola!
With Michael Strahan departing LIVE! this Friday, we're getting anxious to find out who Kelly Ripa chooses to be her new cohost!
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper were early contenders to replace the future Good Morning America star but have backed down due to other hosting commitments.
And while other rumored frontrunner Jerry O'Connell admitted he has yet to be approached by the ABC morning program, he would definitely have a hard time turning the offer down!
Related: Kelly Dishes On How She Really Feels About Michael's Exit!
Speaking at a press event on Monday for his upcoming role on Mistresses, the actor said it would be a "dream" to work next to Ripa every morning!
He told Us Weekly:
After four years of cohosting with Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan will depart from LIVE! With Kelly and Michael on Friday.
Despite going through one of the most dramatic daytime TV shakeups in recent memory, Ripa says she is "excited" for the future Good Morning America star.
But she still felt it was necessary to take a stand for herself after being blindsided by the news of his exit.
Related: Kelly Giving Michael The Cold Shoulder By Doing THIS Every Morning!
Speaking to People, the 45-year-old opened up about the controversial announcement and her reaction to the drama, explaining:
Ever since Michael Strahan reportedly blindsided his LIVE! With Kelly and Michael cohost, Kelly Ripa, tensions have allegedly been pretty high on the talk show set.
Of course Kelly was initially pretty pissed and even left town for a couple days, before coming back and sharing some SUPER awkward moments with the former NFLer and basically forcing him off the show early.
Video: Kelly Almost Clocked Michael With A Bat During A Segment!
Well despite the fact that Strahan's last show is only a couple days away, the on-air hosts are STILL not getting along as a source close to the show's production told TMZ that the former soap opera star is acting out towards Michael!
In the past, Ripa reportedly used to