Ex-New York Giants Star Michael Strahan Becomes Permanent Live With Kelly Co-Host

The wait to find out who will ride shotgun with Kelly Ripa is over. TMZ is reporting former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan has been picked as the new Live! With Kelly co-host.

Strahan is no stranger to the morning show; the 2007 Super Bowl champ has pitched in as a co-host on Live over 20 times. The official announcement is set for Sept. 4.

Photo of Michael Strahan by PR Photos.

18 Responses

  1. Profile photo of pumpkin

    I am not really familiar with him. I don’t watch her show. I hope he knows what he is getting into. I don’t know how anyone can take her that early in the morning. Of course, we all know she just annoys me to no end.

  2. Profile photo of alstonboy4315

    I have watched him a few times and he reminds me of an overgrown kid. Don’t know anything about his sports career, but this show seems to be on a steady decline. I hope Kelly’s been saving her millions. Something tells me that in a few years, she’s gonna need them.

  3. Profile photo of blake3b

    I have never seen him on there so I don’t know if he’s good or not. I was hoping it was someone like Neil Patrick Harris (though he’s probably too busy with all the other things he does to commit to Live, though it’s an hour a day) or Nick Lachey. I liked Anderson Cooper with Kelly but he’s too busy and has his own talk show.

  4. Profile photo of isiola

    Like the choice..it is an interesting one…enjoy their interaction..he is funny ..he is a good mix..look forward to seeing them again…I guess that is the long & short of it..lol

  5. Profile photo of GHFan777

    I think they play well off one another. I actually liked him the best from all the ones vying for this job. He has a nice easy way about him. He never came off as trying too hard to get the job. I liked that about him.

  6. Profile photo of elvara

    Won’t change anything. “Live” has lost so much since Regis left. He was truely the anchor of the show. It was his show. It should have ended then. Kelly was just a good sidekick. She doesn’t have what it takes to be more.

  7. Profile photo of sponge89

    Great choice! Love Michael. He is so engaging and entertaining and he was a great football player. I was hoping it would be him. So many of the other candidates were boring.

    By the way, got a chuckle out of a lot of the comments on here. Pretty sure that Live is doing quite well. How else would Kelly Ripa be one of the best paid celebrities out there at $20MM per year? Just because you don’t like the show doesn’t mean it’s going in the tank.

  8. Profile photo of MsAgentProvocateur1

    To people who ask why Michael Strahan? Never underestimate how popular NY Giants player is to a NYC based show. I’ve seen him on other local programs and he is funny and quick off the mark (so to speak).
    Also, I don’t think he needs to fix his teeth, it is part of who he is. People told Lauren Hutton to close the gap when she first started out modelling and she stated how glad she was that she never listened. I don’t know when it started that we all had to change what makes us distinctive, even those in the public sphere but I disagree. I say…don’t ‘fix’ the teeth.

  9. Profile photo of SZima

    Kelly just lost MANY loyal viewers.
    TERRIBLE choice. Michael was OK as a guest co-host, but every morning? Five days a week for EVER?
    Hell no. I’m gone.

  10. Profile photo of soapbaby

    Michael Strahan is a wonderful personality as I’ve witnessed on several telecasts (mainly NFL on FOX), always smart and funny, witty and charming, so his joining this show may get me to tune in to this show I haven’t thought much about in ages.

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