The wait is over. Kelly Ripa introduced her new co-host on this mornings show. Former NFL player Michael Strahan was named permanent co-host joining Ripa for “Live with Kelly and Michael.” After an exhaustive search that included 59 other men and women sharing the helm with Rips, Strahans charisma and natural chemistry sealed the deal as the new co-host.
“As a guest co-host, Michael’s chemistry with Kelly was off the charts, and continued to grow each time he visited the show,” said longtime Live EP Michael Gelman. “The interaction between the co-hosts always has been what makes this show different from any other on television. Kelly and Michael’s ability to play off of one another and just plain have a good time together creates great TV for the audience.”
Strahan made the short list of finalists with SNL’s Seth Meyers, and vocalist Josh Groban. His new gig will not effect his duties as a commentator for Fox NFL Sunday.
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