New Live! with Kelly co-host announced

Michael Strahan has been named as the new permanent co-host of Live! With Kelly.

The former New York Giant replaces Kelly Ripa’s long-time co-host Regis Philbin, who left the show last November.

Strahan was announced as the new co-host on this morning’s episode, appearing on set and lifting Ripa off her feet with a hug.

“It’s so nice to have a co-host literally sweep you off your feet,” Ripa said, “and I know that he can bench press me if he wanted to.”

A clip was played of Strahan’s first appearance on the show in 2008, after the Giants had won the Super Bowl.

In the clip Philbin asked Strahan what he wanted to do after retiring from football and he answered by saying that Philbiin’s job looked good.

I was joking,” Strahan said today, “and I’m glad the joke came true.”

Source: newsday

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