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Although the official announcement of who we be joing Kelly Ripa on "Live!" as the new permanent co-host is on September 4th, reports are out the winner is fomer NFL star Michael Strahan. He'll be replacing former co-host Regis Philbin, who had a 28-year run on the show.
TMZ is reporting that a representative for Strahan was seen coming out of the studio building with a pleased look on his face.
Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts who auditioned for the co-host spot, including Seth Meyers, who many thought would win the job. Strahan reportedly will still keep his Fox NFL Sunday job as well.
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It is almost official…the guy who is equally famous for his all-star football career with the New York Giants as his signature gap inbetween his front teeth, is set to be the next Regis to Kelly Ripa. Michael Strahan is reportedly replacing Regis Philbin on “Live! With Kelly,” starting on September 4th. Strahan was one of 59 potential co-hosts to become Kelly’s sidekick...
The new co-host for Live! with Kelly will be announced Sept. 4 and some believe Michael Strahan is just as likely as anyone else to land the coveted spot.
During his NFL career, former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was sacking quarterbacks but in his new one, he'll be co-hosting one of the more popular morning shows in the USA.
Strahan was recently named as Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on "Live with Kelly" after nearly nine months of searching:
Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts Disney ABC...
If TMZ reports are correct – and they usually are- ex-NFL player and current analyst, Michael Strahan will be Kelly Ripa’s permanent co-host on her popular show Live! with Kelly. The hosting seat was left vacant once broadcasting legend, Regis Philbin retired last year. Guess that means his current boo Nicole Murphy will have some [...]
Kelly Ripa is the floss to Michael Strahan's gap. Which ABC producer had the thought, "You know who makes a great replacement for the 5'4 irish guy who only knows Catholic sports? The 6'4 black guy who lost all his athlete money because of divorce." King Henry VIII laughs at that joke. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
PS - Tiki mad he chose NBC and not ABC...
According to Ben Grossman of Broadcasting and Cable, in early September ABC is expected to announce that former New York Giants great Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa on the show Live!.
“ABC is expected to announce in early September that Michael Strahan will take over as the cohost of Live! alongside Kelly Ripa, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation...