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MIchael Strahan

To Join "Live"

With Kelly Ripa

8/21/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0821_strahan_artMichael Strahan was picked to partner with Kelly Ripa on her morning syndicated show ... this according to staffers at ABC in New York City.

Several staffers told TMZ ... the talk in the building is that Strahan -- who played in the NFL and won a Super Bowl ring -- will be announced as the co-host.

Strahan's rep was seen outside the building on 67th and Columbus a short time ago grinning from ear to ear.

Strahan tried out for the gig in June and apparently impressed the suits.

BTW ... Strahan is 6'5" ... Kelly is 5'3".  Dancing should be fun.

We got Strahan out a few weeks ago, joking about Tim Tebow getting laid -- he's a pretty funny guy ... so we gotta ask ...

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76.

chris    

I WISHED that it could have been Dana Carvey.

793 days ago
77.

MarieD1969    

Anybody is better than old dude...he's like a thousand! Michael's dry, like the show.

793 days ago
78.

wtf?    

Kelly Ripa: Untalented, uneducated, unattractive woman. All that and she has: fake hair, fake eyelashes, fake nose, fake teeth and a fake marriage. In case there's someone who still doesn't know it, her hubby has had an ongoing affair with Andy Cohen. That's why they go to places like Croatia to vacation, so they'll have some privacy. Ripa sure is living the dream. lol

793 days ago
79.

Cee    

ABC did well with GOOD chemistry they (Kelly and Michael) both have together. I had caught 2 episodes when he co-host together with her hoping ABC would take notice to hire him be co-host with her.


ABC notice the same as I to hire him.

793 days ago
80.

Joe Smith    

Strahan is a big mistake! He tries too hard to please, & is not sincere enough. Nick Lachey is the best choice, has the emotional intelligence, empathy that Strahan doesn't have. Will not watch the show anymore if Strahan is named the co-host.

793 days ago
81.

DaveT    

She's about the same size as his...well...you know...
Arm.
What? Well what were YOU thinking?
Pervs.

793 days ago
82.

Straight Talkin Texan    

I hope this is true, because Strahan has been my favorite contender for this co-hosting slot. He seems very nice, and he's quite funny too! And on a side note, I'm glad he's black. I think it says a lot of good things about a black man filling this position.

793 days ago
83.

Lindy    

All he is going to do is talk about sports..boring! Will not watch.

793 days ago
84.

Betty    

THIS IS TOTALLY A REALLY DUMB MOVE!!!! Out of all the people they could of chosen they picked a person that mostly men like. The main people they should have tried to please are the woman that watch the show. One thing they look awful together. He will be slouching the whole time. He was not natural and you couldn't understand a word he said!! HE MUST HAVE BEEN THE CHEAPEST!!!

793 days ago
85.

Cee    

Betty, you made a great point could be the main reason why ABC chose him is not only to have women but also to get "men" who do not watch will start watching the show.


He would be eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame starting in 2013.
He has what many NFL players do not Super Bowl Ring.
ABC not dumb while he doing his NFL pregame show he can promote who will be on their show for the week.


I see this being a great move among those and other reasons this man is a great pick to co-host.

793 days ago
86.

obama'saracist    

I hope he pounds that skinny little white btch into jungle fever

793 days ago
87.

Poule    

Dancing on his d!ck should be fun.
Is this why guys like him and Parker go for dwarf?

793 days ago
88.

LDB    

show sucks even when that old dude was on it

793 days ago
89.

ken    

DOESN'T HE DO COMMERCIAL FOR THE GAP AND KFC

793 days ago
90.

Lily Daisy    

I can't believe it. He's no match for Kelly that's for sure. I thought when they first had him guest on the show that he showed he wasn't too swift however sweet. Oh well, I wish them good luck anyway.

793 days ago
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