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Why Has Michael Strahan Been Absent From 'Good Morning America'?

Allison Cacich - Author

Dec. 6 2022, Updated 11:17 a.m. ET

Historically, Michael Strahan never stays in one place for long. The former NFL player infamously left his high-rated gig on Live! with Kelly and Michael to work at Good Morning America full-time in 2016. In the years since, he became a staple on the popular morning series.

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But in late November/early December 2022, Michael had been missing from the show (for over a week, at this point). However, weirdly enough, he did appear for his regular slot on rival network Fox, to host NFL Sunday this past Sunday.

So, what's going on Michael Strahan? Did he leave GMA? Here's what we know.

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Why is Michael Strahan not on 'GMA'?

While Michael's previous absences may have been explained by his other hosting duties, the former NFL star has been quiet about his recent time away.

Unfortunately, no reason was given as to why he wasn't on GMA for over a week. Although, during his absence, he did announce that he has released a new podcast with actress Kate Mara called American Football.

As of writing, it is unclear when Michael will return to GMA.

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He was also out this past Monday, following his week of absences. However, he is usually off on Mondays when he hosts NFL Sunday.

Cecilia Vega filled his spot and sat alongside Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos.

The week before, Whit Johnson filled in for him, as well as TJ Holmes, who has since been suspended after his secret romance with co-host Amy Robach came to light.

Did Michael Strahan leave 'GMA'?

It seems very unlikely. During his week away from the show, he remained active on social media. Co-host Lara Spencer even commented on one of his selfies to remind him he has a full-time job at GMA.

Michael's selfie caption read: "Caption this one… I’d say HANDSOME LOLOL." To which Lara wrote: I'd say....... get back to work. We miss you!" followed by a heart emoji.

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Furthermore, given Michael's extensive time as a host, it seems very likely that if he was leaving the show for sure, the upsetting news would have already been revealed to fans of the show. For all we know, Michael could have taken his holiday vacation early.

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