STRUG­GLING STRAHAN BEG­GING KELLY: TAKE ME BACK!

SORRY ABOUT DUMP­ING HER AS HIS NEW SHOW SINKS

National Enquirer - - FIRST TO KNOW -

GOOD Morn­ing Amer­ica” bust Michael Strahan is se­cretly plan­ning to beg Kelly Ripa to take him back — af­ter be­tray­ing her to get the gig! “Michael wishes that he’d never left ‘Live with Kelly and Michael!’ ” a net­work source ex­clu­sively squealed to The Na­tional ENQUIRER. “He had the best job on TV — with his name in the show’s ti­tle!

“Now, Michael is the third ba­nana on ‘GMA,’ and the show’s new af­ter­noon hour fea­tur­ing him as the host is tank­ing!”

The for­mer NFL star, 46, de­buted on “GMA Day” with for­mer “The View” pan­elist Sara Haines on Sept. 10.

“It’s been a huge rat­ings dis­ap­point­ment for the net­work,” dished the source. “Worse yet, view­ers seem to hate Michael on it.”

Shock­ingly, fans have sav­aged Strahan on re­view blogs.

“There are more qual­i­fied peo­ple that de­serve the an­chor spot that is filled by Michael Strahan,” wrote one fan. “Re­ally ABC? You couldn’t find any­one bet­ter?” Adding to Michael’s wor­ries, the ex­ec­u­tives who lured him away from “Live” in 2016 — or­ches­trat­ing the hush­hush exit that launched World War III be­tween him and Kelly — are out of the net­work!

“Now he’s ter­ri­fied be­cause the folks that were hop­ing to pro­mote him as ‘GMA’s’ hot new host are no longer there to have his back!” tat­tled an insider. Af­ter the be­trayal, Kelly, 48, blew up — and Michael was booted from “Live” weeks be­fore he had planned to leave.

“At the time Michael couldn’t care less, be­cause he was as­sured he was be­ing groomed to be a star at ABC,” the source spilled. “But now he’s drag­ging the show down!”

As The ENQUIRER has re­ported, Michael has also clashed with staffers who com­plained about his be­hind-the-scenes diva be­hav­ior.

Now, ac­cord­ing to in­sid­ers, a fran­tic Strahan is con­vinced he has no choice but to plead with Kelly to for­give him and let him re­join “Live” — even though he’s been re­placed by fan fa­vorite Ryan Seacrest — be­fore he gets axed at “GMA.”

Al­though his rep blasted that as “ridicu­lous,” an insider in­sisted Michael and his peo­ple are work­ing out a strat­egy of how to ap­proach Kelly.

“Michael plans to pass him­self off as an in­no­cent pawn of the net­work ex­ecs,” the source snitched. “But it’s two years later and Kelly is still feel­ing sand­bagged! It’s go­ing to be a very hard sell!”

Kelly Ripa still isn’t happy with Michael for leav­ing “Live”

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