Michael Strahan must drop his product endorsement deals because of contractual obligations with “Good Morning America,” a new report claims.
The 44-year-old won’t appear in commercials for Subway or Metamucil any longer because his contract with the morning show makes him an employee of the ABC News division, which forbids him from endorsing any products or companies, Page Six reported Tuesday. (RELATED: Michael Strahan Just Took The Biggest Dig At Kelly Ripa In The Most Subtle Way)
Strahan has hawked products like Pizza Hut, Snickers, Dr. Pepper and Right Guard for some time.
When the network announced Strahan would be leaving for a position on “Good Morning America,” Kelly Ripa was furious because she was only told hours before the press released went out.
She said she felt “disrespected and humiliated” and took a week off work.
Strahan later said he didn’t miss the show much. (RELATED: What Kelly Ripa Just Said About Michael Strahan Blindsided Her Entire Audience)
“I really haven’t missed it,” he added. “But I loved it. Don’t get me wrong. I loved it. When you get a break, sometimes you kind of go, ‘Wow, I kind of needed it.'”
“I needed a break.”