This week, Ripa gave a candid interview with People
, and expressed her concerns
after learning that Strahan would be leaving Live!
for a full-time position at Good Morning America
. "I get it. We're excited for Michael. He wanted that job, and it's great for him. I think it is a perfect match, I really do. However, what nobody considered is there's a whole other group of people that it really impacts, because we have to now find another great person," she explained. "I am fine, but I need assurances that we're all going to be fine."