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Michael Strahan inundated with love after incredible career news

The GMA star is sharing his story

Jenni McKnight

Michael Strahan may be recognised now as a popular member of the Good Morning America team, but before his daytime TV success, he was a football star.

The 49-year-old started playing professional football for the NFL when he was just 17, even winning a Super Bowl.

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Last month, he revealed that he has filmed a new four-part docuseries for the ESPN+ show, Uninterrupted: More Than an Athlete - and on Thursday, he shared the exciting news that the first episode is finally available to watch!

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Captioning a teaser trailer of the show, Michael wrote: "My story on @uninterrupted’s #MoreThanAnAthlete is OUT NOW! You can stream episode 1 on ESPN+ right now!! I appreciate all the love and support you have all shared with me. I hope you enjoy hearing my story.

"Thank you to my entire team at @smacentertainment, my business partner and EP of the project @conschwartz, who has played and continues to play a pivotal part in my career. You can see all of it and more on episode 1! Big shout out to @ethanj_lewis for leading the ship."

Fans rushed to watch the first episode, with many sharing their heartwarming reactions to the show in the comment section of Michael's post.

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Michael's new docuseries details his incredible rise to fame

One replied: "Michael, seen your story last night and it was great and heartwarming. Thank your team, I applaud everyone and yourself."

A second said: "Champ Michael Strahan, anyone that doubts you work hard is obviously not paying attention to you. You are the most motivated person I have ever seen, and you always are so good intentioned in everything I observe you doing."

A third added: "Your story was intriguing from start to finish," and a fourth simply said: "Proud of you."

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Michael is now a beloved co-host on GMA

The show gives fans a never-before-seen glimpse into Michael's rise to fame, from growing up in Germany and then transitioning from a football star to a beloved TV personality.

Ahead of its premiere, Michael thanked fans for their continued support. He said: "It is my story, and I hope you can learn from my story that hard work, determination, and belief in yourself [is] all you need to succeed. And a little luck helps too.

"I started playing football at 17, became a Super Bowl champion. I had a gap in my teeth... and I became an anchor on the number one morning show. Don't tell me something isn't possible without even trying, OK?"

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