It's (Sorta) Official! Michael Strahan Named Kelly Ripa's Permanent Live Co-Host
Ripa, who’s been the sole permanent host of Live With Kelly since Regis Philbin stepped down last November 18, will have an official partner in crime come Sept. 4 when she’s joined by former NFL star Michael Strahan on the season premiere of Live With Kelly & Michael, TVLine has confirmed.
A whopping 59 different men and women joined Ripa behind the Live desk following Philbin’s departure, but in recent weeks, the list of serious candidates was narrowed down to three: Strahan, SNL vet Seth Meyers, and classical singer Josh Groban.
Strahan’s Live duties reportedly won’t affect his role on Fox NFL Sunday. The news was first reported by Broadcasting & Cable.