Michael Strahan Is The Top Contender To Join Kelly Ripa On ‘Live With Kelly!’

Kelly Ripa has been looking for a new co-host since Regis Philbin left the show last year. According to a new report, “Live With Kelly!” may have found its new co-host in former NFL star Michael Strahan.

According to Hollywood Life, Strahan is at the top of the list.

A source familiar with the situation said:

“All bets are on Michael Strahan. He’s funny, does well on camera and gets along really fabulously with Kelly. Michael is the top name that is seriously being thrown around right now.”

It’s not a done deal yet but Strahan has been a favorite of Ripa’s since Philbin left the show. Strahan hosted “Live With Kelly!” for the ninth time on Monday.

According to Hollywood Life, Josh Groban and Howie Mandel are also being considered for the co-hosting job.

Several other celebrities have hosted alongside Kelly Ripa since Philbin’s departure, including Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos. Consuelos was considered for a permanent role on the show by Ripa recently said that she wasn’t sure if their marriage would survive if they started working together.

Ripa said:

“No one would make me happier than Mark, but he values our marriage and he says that he doesn’t see how we could stay married and both do that show.”

What do you think? Does “Live! With Kelly and Michael” have a good ring to it?

Here’s a clip of Michael Strahan sitting in the co-host chair on “Live With Kelly!”