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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan: New "Insane Couple" of Live! Morning Show

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"For the last time as a single lady, please welcome Kelly Ripa," said the "Live! With Kelly" announcer as the show opened.  Kelly Ripa has finally chosen her new co-host.

Michael Stahan now has a seat beside Ripa for "Live! with Kelly." The announcement was made Tuesday morning (Sept 4),

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"It's an exciting day around here," said Ripa at the start of the show. She stood in front of her desk with two empty chairs. "Nine months and I'm about to give birth to my co-host," She continued, "It's time for a new era of our show to begin." Viewers highly anticipated Ripa's new co-host after 200 shows and 59 guest co-host try-outs.   "It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of our Live! family, Michael Strahan!" 

Balloons dropped and the new morning pair kissed on the lips. "We're like that insane couple from The Bachelor," said Ripa.  Strahan gave his new partner a bouquet of roses. His fiancé, Nicole Murphy (Eddie Murphy's ex-wife) was standing off stage and gleefully waved to the audience.

"I adore you and I am so happy to be here and be a part of this," Strahan, 40, said. "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." 

After the crowd cheered, Strahan said, "Let's have a seat." The two sat down in front of a new screen that read, "Live! With Kelly and Michael." 

Strahan, 40, has been rumored to be the new co-host for a long time. The former New York Giants defensive end now replaces Regis Philbin, who left the morning show last fall after 28 years on the air.

Strahan's television career included him starring in Fox's short lived sitcom, "Brothers" in  2009.

Other candidates for the co-host role were Seth Meyers, Neil Patrick Harris, and Josh Groban. 

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Sep 04, 2012 10:18 AM EDT

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