HomeTVAll My ChildrenFirst Impressions: Michael Strahan Debuts on Live! With Kelly and Michael Luke Kerr September 4, 2012 10 Comments It’s official! Former NFL star Michael Strahan made his debut as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on the newly renamed Live! With Kelly and Michael this morning. Strahan, a former defensive end for the New York Giants, fills the seat left vacant by Regis Philbin’s departure. Photo of Michael Strahan by PR Photos What are your First Impressions of Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa's new co-host? First Impressions: Michael Strahan Debuts on Live! With Kelly and Michael I was hoping for someone else as Kelly's new co-host. (42%, 301 Votes) The jury is still out. I'll give them time. (17%, 120 Votes) I love Michael with Kelly. They have great chemistry. (41%, 295 Votes) Total Voters: 716Vote Loading ... 10 Responses Clifford September 4, 2012 Yawn…. especially since this news leaked a couple of weeks ago. Log in to Reply sodsince16 September 4, 2012 I actually thought that they overcame the leak by showing the real emotions of the moment. Michael has not been my favorite, I preferred Groban, but I appreciated how moved he seemed to be by the experience. I look forward to a few months from now when they seem to be sharing co-host duties because, for today, it still seemed like Kelly’s show (or for that matter Regis’s show). So it will be interesting to see how Michael can make it his own. Particularly if he has the sort of NYC night life stories that have always made Live so special in the past. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 September 4, 2012 Very disappointing. I don’t know what the press means when they talk about his “big personality”. Good for him for getting the gig, but I never think athletes are good television. Log in to Reply elvara September 4, 2012 It should have ended when Regis left. Kelly is not good. She has become more annoying each day. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 4, 2012 I love Kelly and I’m delighted that Michael was the choice. I would have adjusted to any of the others, but Michael seems to be really “ready to play” in this field. They are great together. It’s always hilarious when people say things such as how Kelly gets more annoying each day…because that means they’re still watching anyway. What’s that definition of insanity again? Log in to Reply giogio September 4, 2012 DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME! 8) Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 September 5, 2012 I’ve got nothing against the guy, and I am definitely a Kelly Ripa fan, but I think they need to just stick a fork in this show! It was TECHNICALLY always REGIS’ show. He was lucky to get rid of that shrill, hypocritical, annoying ingrate, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Kelly has been a pretty good replacement, but this show technically ended when Regis walked out the door! Log in to Reply SZima September 5, 2012 I’m not happy about Michael, but I’ll give him a chance. I thought there were many others that would have done better, and I still have doubts about Michael long-term, but he does seem genuinely happy to have the gig…who wouldn’t be with the salary they’re probably paying him…so I hope it goes well. The producers have spent a lot of money since Regis left to try to make this show stay viable, so we’ll see how it goes. I just hope they bring back the “real” Host Chat…it’s what makes the show unique. They’ve been reading too many newspaper articles lately and that’s boring. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 5, 2012 SZima, that’s because the last four or five weeks were all pre-recorded in June and July (even though they mentioned the current date everyday). Now that they are back “LIVE”, they should get back to normal. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 September 6, 2012 Love the results of this poll. Always interesting to see how close the results are. I still think anyone would have been a better co-host. I’m curious to hear what the DC crew thinks in the latest podcast. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.