Looks Like Michael Strahan to Co-host “LIVE!” with Kelly Ripa

Reports have surfaced that Hamptons fixture Kelly Ripa is thisclose to officially getting a new co-host on Live! And it looks as if former NFL star Michael Strahan, who was one of a string of co-hosts who had live, on-air auditions as a guest host, will sit alongside Ripa on the set of the weekday talk show beginning on September 4. Longtime co-host Regis Philbin left the show last November, and since then Ripa has shared the screen with 59 guest hosts, including Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Daniel Radcliffe and Strahan.
Despite his new gig, the Los Angeles Times reports that Strahan is expected to continue his role with the pregame show Fox NFL Sunday as one of the program’s hosts. Strahan was a defensive end who played his entire NFL career with the New York Giants and was part of the 2007 Super Bowl XLII winning team.

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