Report: GMA Gig Could Double Michael Strahan's Paycheck

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Let's hope Michael Strahan has plenty of deductions when he goes to file income taxes next year. According to People Magazine, leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael for Good Morning America just might put him in a whole new tax bracket! 

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A report published by the glossy asserts the former NFL player could as much as double his current salary by going to GMA full-time. The article goes on to claim Strahan currently rakes in $10-12 million annually for Live!. His GMA deal could allegedly net him in the neighborhood of $20 million per year. 

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Strahan's potentially lucrative pay day is proving to be a bittersweet one. The majority of the buzz surrounding his promotion within the ranks of Disney-ABC has been centered on the reaction of Live! co-host Kelly Ripa.   

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The daytime television sweetheart bolted from New York headed for Turks and Caicos, after allegedly being blindsided by Strahan's departure. Ripa will return on air from what ABC claims was a "previously scheduled" vacation on Tuesday.

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