Live! finally, officially debuted its new team Tuesday: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Super Bowl-winning former star of the New York Giants!
Frequent guest host Strahan jogged out of a SUV, embraced Kelly Ripa and was greeted by confetti as he was confirmed as the new co-host of the show.
Strahan won the gig last month, following Regis Philbin's retirement in 2011; 59 co-hosts joined Kelly Ripa before a permanent one was named.
"I adore you and I am so happy to be here and be a part of this," he said upon his introduction. "You know how they say it's a dream come true?"
"I truly can't say that because I didn't even know I could dream this."
Veteran producer Michael Gelman said “as a guest co-host, Michael’s chemistry with Kelly was off the charts, and continued to grow each time he visited."
"Interaction between co-hosts always has been what makes this show different from any other on TV. Kelly and Michael’s ability to play off of one another and just plain have a fantastic time together creates great TV for the audience.”
What do you think of Michael Strahan as Kelly's co-host?