According to reports, New York Giant Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan will be Kelly Ripa’s permanent co-host on Live!

ABC recently announced they’ve selected a co-host and he or she will be unveiled on September 4. Strahan, according to the Los Angeles Times, is the leading personality for the job considering he’s co-hosted the morning show several times since Regis Philbin retired in November.

TMZ reported that a rep for Strahan was spotted outside the Live! studios on Tuesday “grinning ear-to-ear,” fueling speculation that a deal has been struck.

If Strahan does take the job, he’ll be quite the busy bee this fall. The 6’5″ former defensive end is a commentator on Fox NFL Sunday, which tapes in Los Angeles. Each Sunday after the game, Strahan will have to jet back to New York to tape Live!

Do you think Michael Strahan will make a great Live! co-host?

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