The co-host was originally slated to stay through the summer, but E! News has confirmed he'll be departing early. His last show will be next month.
"After meeting with the producers of both Live and Good Morning America, and after speaking with Kelly and Michael, we have decided on a plan that best advantages both shows for the future. To that end, Michael's last day on Live will be on Friday, May 13, which not only gives the show the chance to have a nice send-off for him during the May book, but to also immediately begin the on-air search for a new co-host," a show spokesperson tells E! News. "This plan also allows GMA to start integrating Michael into the show more often this summer before his full-time start in September."
Kelly Ripa made her return to the morning talk show Tuesday after taking some time for herself to absorb the news that Strahan would be leaving. When she first found out, she was "livid," a source told E! News. This morning, however, she seemed to have regain her composure.
"I really needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right—and let's be honest, I know half of you called in sick to be here, so we get each other. In that time, I gained some perspective. I always speak from the heart. I didn't want to come out here and just, like, say something I might regret," she said during the show's monologue.