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Kelly Ripa has announced that the "Live With Kelly' show will introduce her new co-host on Sept. 4— nearly a year after Regis Philbin left the morning show— and a lot of signs point to former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan landing the gig.
Ripa posted a video on tout.com Monday in which she announced her new co-host will join her on the "Live" set during that day's syndicated broadcast.
"Hey guys, big news," she said. "Mark your calendars. On Sept. 4, I'll be joined by my new co-host." Yay!
Since Philbin left the show, Ripa has sat opposite a variety of potential co-hosts including Strahan who has sat next to the perky Ripa more than anyone else.
Strahan, the ex-Giants star and "Fox NFL Sunday" host has put his beachfront California home up for sale— sparking rumors of his return to the New York area. It would be convenient for the former NFL player to live near the ABC studios on the westside of Manhattan where the show airs from.
Other potential co-hosts who are in contention for the highly-visible job include "Saturday Night Live" host Seth Myers, singers Josh Groban and Nick Lachey along with her husband Mark Consuelos. How cute would that be?
Ripa joined Philbin on the show in 2001 after Kathy Lee Gifford (Frank's wife) left a year before.
The gap-toothed Strahan looks to be the favorite but my money is on dark horse Pat Kiernan of NY1 News.
It looks like Ripa could talking about Giants football instead of Notre Dame on Mondays this fall.
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The former New York Giant Strahan auditioned for the job early this summer and had been thought by some to be a frontrunner for the gig. “All bets are on Michael Strahan,” a source told Hollywood Life in May. “He’s funny, does well on camera and gets along really fabulously with Kelly. Michael is the top name that is seriously being thrown around...
FOX NFL analyst Michael Strahan will reportedly fill the vacancy left by Regis Philbin on ‘Live With Kelly’ this fall. According to multiple reports, Strahan will be named the co-host of ABC’s ‘Live With Kelly’ in early September. Based on the network’s previously announced plans, Strahan would make his debut on Tuesday, September 4. Strahan’s new role is not expected...
Kelly Ripa is the floss to Michael Strahan's gap. Which ABC producer had the thought, "You know who makes a great replacement for the 5'4 irish guy who only knows Catholic sports? The 6'4 black guy who lost all his athlete money because of divorce." King Henry VIII laughs at that joke. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
PS - Tiki mad he chose NBC and not ABC...
How many hardcore sports people saw this coming? Yeah, I know, The Lovely Bride wasn't surprised at all, but she actually watches shows like "Live with Kelly and formerly Regis". But we don't.
According to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, that show will now be called "Live with Kelly and Michael". That'...
During his NFL career, former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was sacking quarterbacks but in his new one, he'll be co-hosting one of the more popular morning shows in the USA.
Strahan was recently named as Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on "Live with Kelly" after nearly nine months of searching:
Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts Disney ABC...
If TMZ reports are correct – and they usually are- ex-NFL player and current analyst, Michael Strahan will be Kelly Ripa’s permanent co-host on her popular show Live! with Kelly. The hosting seat was left vacant once broadcasting legend, Regis Philbin retired last year. Guess that means his current boo Nicole Murphy will have some [...]
According to Ben Grossman of Broadcasting and Cable, in early September ABC is expected to announce that former New York Giants great Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa on the show Live!.
“ABC is expected to announce in early September that Michael Strahan will take over as the cohost of Live! alongside Kelly Ripa, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation...
Although the official announcement of who we be joing Kelly Ripa on "Live!" as the new permanent co-host is on September 4th, reports are out the winner is fomer NFL star Michael Strahan. He'll be replacing former co-host Regis Philbin, who had a 28-year run on the show.
TMZ is reporting that a representative for Strahan was seen coming out of the studio building...
Broadcasting & Cable reported yesterday that former Giants DE and current NFL on Fox studio analyst Michael Strahan has been tapped to become Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on Live With Kelly. After Regis Philbin's retirement in late 2011, the show had seen a cavalcade of guest co-hosts with Ripa, including Strahan. Last month, it was reported that Strahan...
Michael Strahan is in talks to be named co-host of ''Live!'' beside Kelly Ripa.
Strahan, 40, a former NFL star and currently a host of ''Fox NFL Sunday,'' was in negotiations to be named as replacement for Regis Philbin, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak about the negotiations...
Reports out of the wild and zany world of television have former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan taking the legendary Regis Philbin’s spot on the popular morning show, Live!. The exhaustive search to find someone willing to work with Kelly Ripa took about a year, giving several celebrities an opportunity to try [...]