It is official: Michael Strahan is the new host of “Live.”
The former New York Giants star jogged on set and gave Ripa a big bear hug, lifting her off her feet. “It’s so nice to have a co-host literally sweep you off your feet,” Ripa said. “I know that he can bench press me if he wanted to.”
“I adore you,” Strahan told his new co-worker. “I’m so happy to be here and a part of this. You know how you say it’s a dream come true, I truly can’t say that because I didn’t even know I could dream this.”
Strahan ends the year-long search of a new co host for Kelly. Strahan will now occupy a chair left vacant since November, when Regis Philbin departed the show after 28 years. Strahan new job, “Live with Kelly and Michael” reportedly, should not affect his weekly football show on Fox.
“Live” fans are you happy or sad about this news?