Michael Strahan Is 'Looking Forward' to His Final Days at Live!
05/04/2016 AT 10:35 AM EDT
More than 30 minutes later, Strahan sat down and began signing copies of his 2015 motivational memoir Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide To Transforming Your Life.
When PEOPLE asked Strahan how he was feeling about things winding down at Live! – his last day as co-host, as PEOPLE exclusively reported, is May 13 – the former star for the New York Giants said: "Great. Looking forward to it."
Strahan's surprise announcement that he'd be leaving Live! for Good Morning America created quite a bit of drama, with sources telling PEOPLE that co-host Kelly Ripa was "completely blindsided" by the news.
Strahan, 44, also told PEOPLE Tuesday night about the joy he feels about winning a recent Daytime Emmy with Ripa, 45.
"Great. Phenomenal," he said. "I think it's a nice surprise for everybody."
Live! With Kelly and Michael airs weekdays (check local listings).