Without naming Kelly or their show explicitly, in an interview this week Strahan said he worked in previous jobs where he ‘got there and realized it’s not about the team. It’s selfish, and I don’t operate well under that’.

‘I’ve had jobs where I got there and felt like: Wow, I didn’t know I was supposed to be a sidekick. I thought I was coming here to be a partner,’ the football-player-turned-television-personality told the New York Times.

The behind-the-scenes problems Strahan alluded to included being turned down for his desire to have a meeting with Ripa every few weeks. “We met a few times, and that was fine. But then eventually she said she didn’t need to meet. Can’t force somebody to do something they don’t want to do.”

Strahan claimed, “I don’t hate her. I do respect her for what she can do at her job. I cannot say enough about how good she is at her job.”

In the entertainment business every opportunity is a stepping stone.  

Strahan found out the hard way just how different from sports TV is. 

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