Former NFL player Michael Strahan joined Kelly Ripa for his debut episode of “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Tuesday.

Kelly Ripa on Michael Strahan: 'Daddy's Home'
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Strahan landed Regis Philbin’s old job after the show auditioned 59 potential co-hosts over the course of 291 days.
 
“Extra’s” Ben Lyons caught up with Kelly and Michael on the set in New York to chat about their new partnership.
 
“When I came to co-host, I didn’t do it to say I’m coming for the job,” Michael explained. “I did it because it was fun and after the first time, I was like, ‘I can do better’ and I wanted to do better. I’m competitive. Eventually, I came on and was comfortable and couldn’t wait to get on the show.”
 
Kelly said of her new co-host, “Daddy’s home. What set Michael apart form everyone else in the process is… he talks to the audience during the commercial breaks. He goes out there and talks to everyone, he's a regular member of the family, and that’s very important to us.”
 
Watch the interview!
 

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