MICHAEL STRAHAN is more than “odd man out” at Good Morning America, say insiders.
The drama behind the scenes at The Alphabet Net continues unabated! No sooner than Diane Sawyer bolts (or was canned?), Barbara Walters retires and the mass canning of "The View" co-hosts, NOW there’s tension galore!
According to insiders, new Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan is having “issues” connecting with his fellow morning show cast-mates.
“The decision to add Michael Strahan to the cast after Josh Elliot left just didn’t seem like a very good one from the beginning,” an insider told RadarOnline. “Michael has made it clear that Live With Kelly & Michael is his first priority.”
“His schedule dictates that he can only be on GMA for essentially the first hour,” the source said. “Of course there are issues with Michael bonding with the cast.”
“Particularly,Lara Spencer views Michael as a threat,” according to the source. “She always does her excessive flirting with all of the men on the set, but Michael doesn’t seem to be warming up to her at all. The cast is deeply divided after Josh and Sam Champion left. The only glue holding it together is Robin Roberts.”
Now, there is “a ton of pressure on GMA to maintain the number one spot in the morning ratings race, and everyone is feeling it.”
“Amy Robach continues to isolate herself from the cast as well,” the source said. “Everything might look like they are one big happy family on television, but that is farthest thing from the truth.”
But an ABC spokesperson insisted, “The whole team including Lara could not be happier to have Michael here. Anyone who watches our #1 morning show can see the great chemistry between all the anchors. We love having Michael on the show.”