The Culture Kelly Ripa debuts new co-host Michael Strahan

Kelly Ripa was given a dozen roses by Michael Strahan, and he picked Ripa up off the ground in a bear hug Tuesday on "Live with Kelly.' Michael Strahan will remain a host on "Fox NFL Sunday."

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Former football star Michael Strahan joined "Live! With Kelly" as permanent co-host on Monday, fulfilling a joking prophecy he made to Regis Philbin more than four years ago.