Morning TV is super-competitive, so it's no surprise that when the news broke about this surprising switch, everyone paid attention.
The man of the hour: Michael Strahan, the former football player who became Kelly Ripa's co-host four years ago on "Live with Kelly and Michael."
Strahan has been moonlighting a couple of days a week at "Good Morning America"--and it's no secret that he's got star power. As the ABC News president said in a statement, "Over the past two years on GMA, [Michael has] proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans to American pop culture icons and newsmakers."
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So Strahan will become a permanent member of the GMA team starting in September. No word yet on what that move means for the GMA hosts--or who Kelly Ripa will be sharing hosting duties with in the summer.
Stay tuned! And in the meantime, take a look at these game-show hosts, then and now!
After finding showbiz success as the host of the long-running game show, Truth or Consequences, Bob was tapped to host The Price is Right in 1972. The 92-year-old hosted the beloved game show until his retirement in 2007.
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