Michael Strahan To Co-Host ‘Live!’ With Kelly Ripa

Source: Sheila Marikar / ABC News

Kelly Ripa’s got a new morning TV partner: Michael Strahan.

“We finally have our new guy. That’s right I said guy,” Ripa said on the show today as she introduced the former football star. ” It’s an exciting morning.”

“I’m speechless,” Strahan said. “I adore you. I am so happy to be here and be a part of this. You know how they say it’s a dream come true? I truly can’t say I even dreamed this.”

Reports that Strahan landed the gig began circulating in August. The former New York Giants star was among the 59 co-hosts who have filled in since the departure of Regis Philbin, who hosted “Live!” for 28 years before departing last November.

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