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Michael Strahan to replace Regis Philbin on 'Live! With Kelly'

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There's finally someone taking over Regis Philbin's seat, and he's certainly big enough to fill it. The new partner of Kelly Ripa is former New York Giants star Michael Strahan, according to Broadcasting & Cable. So does the title of syndicated daytime talk show now called Live! With Kelly become Live! With Kelly & Michael

Strahan, the NFL's single-season sack record-holder, is no stranger to being in front of the camera. His current job is co-host for Fox NFL Sunday. Strahan also appears in commercials and was the star of the short-lived Fox sitcom Brothers. The former football star was one of 59 co-hosts that Disney ABC Television Group tried out over the past several months, according to USA Today.

Strahan reportedly will keep his Sunday NFL gig on Fox, flying from New York to Los Angeles on the weekends. Hmm. Kelly, that kind of commute can really put pressure on a relationship.

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