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    Michael Strahan Won April Fools' Day By Revealing That He Didn't Actually Close The Gap In His Teeth

    "The gap is here to stay."

    Michael Strahan may have pulled off one of this year's best April Fools' Day pranks.

    Michael shows off his gap at an award show red carpet
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    The television personality and former football pro set the internet abuzz when he shared a video saying goodbye to the iconic gap in his teeth.

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    He documented the entire procedure and went to a real, legit dentist and everything!

    Michael shows off his new gap free smile in the dentist's office
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    After a lot of online commotion about the distinguishing feature being gone, Michael had to come clean on his Instagram...but not without some teasing first!

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    "I appreciate all the comments. I was surprised, to be honest with you, about how many people were like, 'No, don't get rid of the gap! It's your signature!'" Michael began while hiding his smile with a mask.

    Michael smiles during an interview
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    "I appreciate all the love for the gap. I've had it for almost 50 years now, and a lot of people out there would always say, 'Yeah, you make me feel good about rocking mine,'" he continued.

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    "I know it's a shocker to see it gone, but I just want to tell you guys that I appreciate all that love that you show — and be you, live the way you want to live, do what makes you happy, because I did and I am happy that I did it," Michael teased.

    Michael wears a suit while attending a red carpet event
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    Moments later, Michael pulled down his mask to reveal that *GASP* the gap is not actually gone!

    @michaelstrahan / Via instagram.com

    "The gap is here to stay for a little while. Not going anywhere anytime soon, so, April Fools', everybody. I had a good time. ... The gap is here. The gap is not going anywhere for a little while. My mama likes it, so there you go. For you, Momma," Michael revealed.

    And while it's here to stay for now, Michael added that he felt "really bad about actually not closing it after everything" he saw online...so who knows what fans can expect in the future!

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    Watch Michael's entire April Fools' Day reveal below.

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