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Michael Strahan: “Live!” News Gets Mixed Reactions

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Michael Strahan is now rumored to be the co-host who will fill the chair beside Kelly Ripa on “Live!”, and while the network won’t announce who got the job until September 4th, many are already congratulating the former New York Giant.

Ripa has had a string of guest hosts fill in since Regis Philbin retired from his post last year–59, to be exact–and several of them were audience favorites, including SNL star Seth Meyers and singer Josh Groban. Ripa also expressed interest in having her friend Anderson Cooper take the job, but Cooper is busy with his own projects and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. As for Meyers, he’s still working on SNL and is in talks with Lorne Michaels to pitch a show for the fall 2013 season starring himself and his brother, Josh.

Strahan guest-hosted several times and was well-received, but the news that he’s going to be taking a permanent position isn’t going over well with some viewers, who don’t see him as qualified enough.

Didn’t like him when he was a guest host, sure not gonna watch the show now! He has no credentials to be there at all and has a sordid personal life….bad choice, wrote one commenter on NyDailyNews.com.

Strahan does have his fans, however, and many have taken to Twitter to wish him well.

Michael Strahan: “Live!” News Gets Mixed Reactions
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  • Linda

    I don’t understand the network’s pick if it is Michael Strahan. Why would they pick such a controversial co-host? It doesn’t make sense.

  • http://Yahoo judie

    I WILL BE TURNING INTO CBS. THE INTERACTION OF THE TWO MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE. THEY ACT LIKE THEY ARE MORE THAN FRIENDS,WHICH I KNOW THEY AREN’T BUT KELLY JUST GRABS AND HUGS HIM TOO MUCH.WITH REGIS IT WAS A NICE SIMPLE RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIP. SHE NEVER ACTED WITH THE OTHER CO-HOST THE WAY SHE DOES WITH THIS GUY. JUST TOO GOOFY ACTING BETWEEN THEM NOT. THEY BOTH ACT LIKE TWO KIDS AND NOT TWO PROFESSIONALS.

    • viewtown

      Just plain IDIOTIC

      • viewtown

        Stupid individuals with idiotic views. Micheal Strahan is an intelligent person and will be a great Host. Can’t wait for the new season to begin with Strahan. Good for ABC, Disney and everyone for making a enlightened decision.

        • Christina

          I agree!!!!! YEAH MICHAEL!!!!!!!

  • edna campbell

    bad choice co host should have more diverse background their conversation boring

  • chad

    Wow what a perfect choice. If Anderson was not able to do it Mike would be the next best person to co-host. I will definitely watch the show. Congrats!

  • http://yahoo debora elliott

    I LOVE michael strahan. I think he is going to be the perfect co-host. he’s smart and funny and as cute as he can be. Congratulations michael!!

  • lelee

    I don’t have a problem with Michael S. but I kinda like having a different co-host. Because I like the humor Kelly has with Josh G., Seth and Anderson C. and I especially like the humor and quick wit of the Talk Soup host with Kelly. I don’t know what it is about Michael S. but there is something that makes me not want to watch him all the time. There is just something missing I don’t know what it is but its not there.

  • Nikki

    So sad. I really am surprised Disney would allow this. There were so many other options….even Mr. Lachey has more experience in the entertainment industry and interviewed better. I will not watch and once their ratings start slipping, they will see what a mistake this was. I’m sure they gave him a short term contract to see how it works. They may have good chemistry on the set but no to be a co host. I also wonder if something is going on between Kelly and Michael…..seem very cozy….time will tell.

  • Jennifer Wells

    I WILL NO EVER WATCH OR MY MOTHER HER GIRLFRIENDS, SISTERS OR ANYBODY WATCH KELLY EVER EVER. DO NOT LET MICHAL STRAHAN ON THAT SHOW, THE PRODUCRES ARE MORONS AND JERKS OF THEY THINK HE CAN DO THE JOB.

    • viewtown

      Stupid individuals

      • Anthony

        who cares

    • ANN

      sounds like its a little color of skin issue!!

  • Hooney

    Missing Regis even more now! Not watching LIVE anymore!

  • Patty

    I miss Regis even more. Michael is no Regis. Think I may have watched my last show. Too bad because the old show always made my day begin with a smile.

    • Christina

      Regis needed to go. Kelly and Michael are a good team and work well together!

  • Eve Votrain Martin

    Strahan has very messy personal life…..I was hoping for Nick….I will not be viewing the show….too boring with Strahan…..I did not like Josh or Seth…..they had nothing to say at all…..even Kelly does not get out in the New York city nightlife…..Regis was a great storyteller, gentleman, sports fan, and he knew everyone in the business…..I watched him during his entire career and really miss him. He can’t be replaced with boring people.

    • ANN

      IT your life perfect???

      • ANN

        Regis wanted out give it up

    • John Balek

      AMEN!!!

  • mae

    Michael Strahan??? wish it was Nick Lachey! I watch less as it is since Regis left. Kelly is annoying… the show needs a balance from Kelly’s uber “me me me” personality!

  • Pamala

    We want Nick Lachey, sorry Michael.

  • ANN

    I love Michael whats wrong with him is it his skin color????

    • katie

      No, it is not his color. He has no talent and sitting next to someone with less talent makes for a lousy show.

      • Christina

        Then don’t watch it!

  • purldy

    Stranhan 2nd choice for me D L hughley first Its better when co host are different backgount …… oh yeah all the co host have or HAD messy personal lives get real

  • http://yahoo sharon

    I am sooo happy! I think he is up for the job. They have good chemistry together and he is such a nice guy. He also has a great personality and no ego. I will definately be watching and taping now.

  • John Balek

    If I ever needed a reason NOT to watch “LIVE”, it’s Michael Strahan. He TRIES to be funny, but the ONLY funny thing he could do is TRY to get back into football. When NFL stars retire, the only place they belong is in an NFL broadcast box, otherwise, they are has been, washed up and NOT ready for Prime Time or even Morning Talk. Looks like I’ll either be watching Rachel Ray or the History Channel….BOTH of which are real, not “wanna be real”. Bye bye Kelly. I’ve been a follower, now I’m a deserter.

    • ANN

      GROW UP PSYCHO!

  • http://yahoo jane

    I think I would have preferred Seth Meyers; not that I don’t like Micheal Strahan; I think Seth and Kelly are a better fit.

  • Christina

    I am so glad Michael has been picked for Kelly’s co-host. Michael Strahan is the man for the job!

  • Sylvia Armijo

    Sorry, I won’t be watching anymore. Kelly has been very hard to
    watch without Regis. It’s me, me, me, and interrupts her hosts and
    guests to talk about herself. Now that Michael Strahan is the new
    host, I’m completely over this show. Just don’t like him.
    Too bad Regis left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://YAHOO PAUL

    CAN’T GET A HOST WITH GOOD TEETH, GIVE ME A BREAK. ALL HIS MONEY AND CAN’T GET HIS TEETH FIXED. I’M DONE WITH THE SHOW

  • http://YAHOO PAUL

    DEBRO, HOW CAN YOU THINK SOMEONE IS CUTE WHEN HE HAS SPLIT TEETH WITH A GAP THAT YOU COULD PUT YOUR FINGER THRU. GOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER, BUT LEAVE IT AT THAT.

    • Jared

      Oh Paul, go stick your finger up your ass

    • ANN

      Who cares about the gap it dont bother him why does it bother you ?? He will laugh to the bank with that gap

  • LPetro

    Very disappointed if Strahan is chosen — he & Kelly don’t look like a good match together. With so many others to choose from, why him? Bad choice I think–I won’t watch the show.

  • Helen

    I have taped every show faithfully since Regis left. I had just decided that Kelly was too much into herself and quit watching and now see that Michael Strahan will be replacing Regis? Not a good choice.

  • cheryll

    i cannot believe michael strahan will be the new host. i think nick lachey should have got the job. he is good looking, talented and a joy to watch. nick and kelly have great chemistry. he won my vote when he serenade kelly with, “oh kelly”. the ratings will go down with strahan. goodbye kelly. I LIKE LIVE WITH KELLY and NICK!!!!!!

  • cheryll

    i do not watch the show as much as i use to. I am tired of hearing about kelly’s children and her perfect husband, (remember kathie lee about frank gifford). since nick lachey did not get the job, so long live with kelly.

  • ebony

    poor choice choosing michael strahan as co-host. 1. nick 2. nick 3. nick 4. nick 5. lachey

    • http://webpronews/life fran

      I totally agree – michael strahan would be a HUGE MISTAKE & I cannot believe they are considering him. He is so inexperienced, unqualified & has a questionable background. They need someone who has some comedy talent, quick wit, & a lot more energy to keep the fast & funny pace of the show going among other things. What are they thinking???

  • Greg

    Bad choice. He’s goofy and mostly talks about sports. Would have preferred Martin Short, Dana Carvey or D.L. Hughley. Nick Lacey is boring.

  • Jim

    Big Big Mistake!!! Why would you pick this guy when there are so many better choices?

  • Mo

    Ann has nothing to do with skin color. I’m Black and he’s horrible! So cut it out! Go Cowboys!!!

  • Carmen

    Should of been Cooper or Dana Carvey big mistake, he is not very funny nor attractive, what’s wrong with Kelly, hello wake up!!!! Slap slap!! I will not watch this show anymore, so sad too bad! BTW , and her carrying on with him looked inappropriate! Jumping into his arms like ???? Come on really?????

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