It’s Official! The New Cohost of Live! With Kelly and…

Michael! In what has been an open secret for weeks, former Giants football star Michael Strahan started his new job today as Kelly Ripa’s talk show co host.

Proving himself to be quite the gentleman (and winning over the female audience), Strahan greeted Kelly with a bear hug and a dozen red roses.

The new co host shared a funny story of a visit to Live! With Regis and Kelly!┬áback in 2008, right after the Giants won the Super Bowl and he announced his retirement. Regis asked Strahan what he planned to do after his football retirement and Strahan responded, “Your job looks pretty good!”

It seems as though Strahan was destined to have the job, and many weren’t surprised by today’s “coming out,” as rumors started weeks ago the gentle giant had landed the coveted position.

Congrats, Michael!