Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
One day after ABC announced that Kelly Ripa's new Live! With Kelly co-host would be named on the Sept. 4 episode, TMZ reports that Michael Strahan has been picked to succeed Regis Philbin.
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The former NFL champ has appeared on the program several times since Philbin's retirement. Strahan is also a cohost on Fox NFL Sunday, a role he is expected to retain despite the new gig at ABC, according to the Los Angeles Times. (Live! broadcasts from New York while Fox NFL Sunday is based in Los Angeles).
A Live! spokesperson had no comment on the reports.
Strahan was one of the 59 men and women who have guest-hosted since Philbin's exit. Strahan, Chris Harrison, Anderson Cooper, Seth Meyers, Nick Lachey and Josh Groban have been among the more frequent guest hosts, though Ripa also shared the desk with women including Kristen Chenoweth, Cat Deeley and Kim Kardashian.
In a TVGuide.com poll, 18 percent of more than 6,000 voters said they'd pick Strahan as the permanent Live! co-host. He was second only to Lachey, while Meyers came in third.
Do you think Strahan should be the new co-host?