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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.

Michael Strahan, Kelly Ripa

"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?

 

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

In November, Regis Philbin is expected to exit the seat he's occupied for decades.

So, who will banter with Kelly Ripa every morning on her ABC talk show? Disney insiders claim "it's ridiculous at this point to be speculating about who will replace" the TV legend, but The Wall Street Journal reports three names have emerged as contenders:

Ryan Seacrest, Andy Cohen and Mark Consuelos.

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Seacrest already holds down more jobs than anyone in Hollywood, whole Consuelos is married to Ripa (who joked with David Letterman recently that the couple would "kill each other" if they co-hosted), so we say the gig goes to Cohen, the host Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live."

Who do you think should replace Regis?

 

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It's the most pressing question in television today. No, not how the heck did three million people tune in to watch Kourtney and Kim take NYC.

But: who will replace Regis Philbin on Live?

The veteran host announced his impending retirement from the show this month, although he's yet to give a date for his final show. Still, talk is rampant over who will replace him.

According to Entertainment Weekly, ABC has a long list of potential Kelly Ripa co-hosts, but we've narrowed it down to the most likely ones here. Got a preference? Vote on them now.

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