Kelly Ripa brings new co-host Michael Strahan to the stage

Michael Strahan

By Kendria Brown, NDG Intern

There is a new player in town. The new co-host of Kelly Ripa happens to be former NFL NY Giants player Michael Strahan. He is set to join Kelly Ripa on September 4.  Strahan has been featured in the television series Brothers on Fox and currently cohosts NFL Sunday. He is new, 40, living large and in charge! The great fit for the show we are all looking forward too.

“Ripa was promised a new co-host Sept. 4, nine months after longtime partner Regis Philbin said farewell to the syndicated Live with Regis & Kelly daytime talk show after a 28-year run.

Now an executive familiar with the show’s plans confirms Philbin’s replacement is Strahan, a star of short-lived Fox sitcom Brothers. The news was first reported by Broadcasting & Cable.

Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts Disney ABC Television Group has tried out over the past several months, some as larks (Neil Patrick Harris) and others as serious candidates, including Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers, said to have been a finalist despite his denials that he wanted the job.”

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