The former New York Giant Strahan auditioned for the job early this summer and had been thought by some to be a frontrunner for the gig. “All bets are on Michael Strahan,” a source told Hollywood Life in May. “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.” Strahan’s last TV outing didn’t go so well. Maybe this time he’ll have the same longevity he did playing football. -TO
Michael Strahan Replaces Regis Philbin on ‘Live!