Looks like the search is over for the official co-host of Live! With Kelly. And to think, we didn’t even have to wait until the September 4th season premiere for the big reveal thanks to those sneaky birdies from TMZ.
TMZ exclusively leaked the name of the co-host everybody has been waiting for to sit next to Kelly Ripa for Live! With Kelly. Michael Strahan, former NFL player of the New York Giants and current co-host of Fox NFL Sunday, has been slated to be the permanent co-host on the ABC daytime talk show.
Since the departure of Regis Philbin in November 2011, Kelly has been left to hold down the show on her own and occasionally welcoming a bunch of guest co-hosts while the show sought out a permanent replacement for Philbin. Past guest hosts includes: Anderson Cooper, Nick Lachey, Neil Patrick Harris and Peter Facinelli but in the end Strahan has won the top spot. Strahan is no stranger to Live! having appeared alongside Ripa several times over the course of the past season.
How do you feel about Live! With Kelly and Michael? Will you be watching this Fall?