Kelly Ripa Announces Michael Strahan As New ‘Live!’ Co-Host

Tue, September 4, 2012 9:03am EDT by 8 Comments
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HollywoodLife.com broke Michael’s big news back in May, and now it’s official!

Former NFL-er Michael Strahan was announced as Kelly Ripa‘s new Live! With Kelly co-host on Sept. 4, ending a very long search for Regis Philbin‘s replacement. And don’t forget — HollywoodLife.com told you first!

“We’re like that insane couple from ‘The Bachelor,'” Kelly said as she welcomed Michael on stage after they shared a kiss.

“Once you walk in, you never walk out. It’s a life changing experience. It’s changed my life. To have you here, you’re such a great addition to our show. I can’t tell you how much I missed you,” Kelly added.

“All bets are on Michael Strahan,” a source told us back in May. “He’s funny, does well on camera and gets along really fabulously with Kelly. Michael is the top name that is seriously being thrown around right now.”

Michael was one of many potential co-hosts considered for the plum seat, including Neil Patrick HarrisJosh GrobanSeth Meyers and Kelly’s husband Mark Consuelos.

What do you think of Michael as Kelly’s co-host? Vote below, then drop a comment with more of your thoughts!

– Christopher Rogers


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Marie Smith

Posted at 10:44 AM on December 26, 2012  

HORRIBLE!! Is his stint over. The lisp and the big huge gap in the teeth is just to much to handle. WHY!!!!!

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JEANNE M. STROUD

Posted at 3:15 PM on September 11, 2012  

LOVE THE SHOW,ALWAYS THOUGHT KELLY WAS A PERFECT FIT.WAY TO GO KELLY.WAS FUN TO WATCH HER GROW AS SHE WORKED SO HARD AND BECAME SO TALENTED,SHE HAS BECOME THE PERFECT HOST. . ……….MICHAEL AT 1ST GLANCE SEEMED TO BE A GOOD FIT OF CORSE WE’LL GIVE HIM 3 MONTHS TO SEE.TODAY WAS THE 2NT SHOW AND IT LOOKED AND SOUNDED LIKE HE WAS TALKING OVER HER AND TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE SHOW,SOME ONE SHOULD TELL HIM TO BE GLAD IT’S KELLY IT COULD HAVE BEEN REGIS. …….HOPE HE CALMS DOWN AND STOPS TRYING SO HARD,FOLLOW KELLY,HE SHOIULD KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH AT 1ST HE SEEMS TO BE A GOOD FIT WE TUNE UN TO SEE AND HEAR FROM KELLY. ……………………..THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK ………………. ………………………………JEANNE MARIE

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Linda Pesti

Posted at 10:55 PM on September 4, 2012  

I quit being a regular viewer after Regis left. I would tune in occasionally to see different cohosts. The only one that held my interest was Seth Myers. This morning I watched the first 10 minutes and turned it off with no intention of returning.

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karenmariewagner1@gmail.com

Posted at 8:03 PM on September 4, 2012  

Perfect choice for Kelly and the Live show! Michael Strahan is a natural and the best selection from all the guest cohosts that apperaed on Live after Regis retired.

Congrats Michae!

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laura

Posted at 11:45 AM on September 4, 2012  

well there will never be a replacement for Regis but i do like MS and i wish him well……now i just hope kelly can get rid of her giant swelled head…………she is where she is cause of Regis hope she never forgets that……….wish too she would stop talking about her spanks omg she is way too skinny to talk about them……gives bad message to kids and weight…………

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The One

Posted at 10:00 AM on September 4, 2012  

So funny, you guessed right once — while Gossip Cop has corrected you hundreds of times — and suddenly you feel like experts. The Hollywood Reporter, Roger Friedman and Gossip Cop all reported Seth Meyers was the network’s favorite, but he TURNED DOWN the job to do SNL for the election season. Myers even said that. Keep those lucky guesses coming.

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gossip

Posted at 9:46 AM on September 4, 2012  

show gossipcop – they have become just another tabloid like yourself – they really know nothing.

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umoronz

Posted at 9:25 AM on September 4, 2012  

The new Oprah… yawn….

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