“They roll out the carpet for [Strahan] while seasoned talent is treated like dirt," one insider told The ENQUIRER. "He’s been given a lot of opportunity, flexibility, when the others who have been working there longer don’t get that kind of treatment!” Meanwhile, Kelly spent a year looking for her cohost, with Ryan beating out contenders including Fred Savage
and Jerry O'Connell
— along with Anderson Cooper
also being courted for the show.