Congratulations to former NFL player Michael Strahan! He has made the cut for the Live with Kelly gig, after the departure of Regis Philbin from the show. According to reports, Strahan gave a knockout audition with the ABC executives and really impressed!We think the choice is fantastic! Michael Strahan is funny and his sporty background, huge stature, and fan base will bring more viewers to the show!

The football champ has a solid fan base that love sports and with the combination of that plus the contrast in he and Rippa's sizes, should make for a great show!

What do you think about the decision?

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