(NEW YORK) -- It didn't take long for Michael Strahan to accept the offer to co-host Live! with Kelly Ripa.
The former NFL star, who was officially named to the position on Tuesday, said at a press conference that Ripa personally asked him to join her on a permanent basis.
He recalled that she asked him, "Would you consider doing the honor of being..." To which he said, "Stop it, stop it. You had me at 'consider.'"
Ripa said of Strahan, "I think he is terrific and just one of these great gentlemen that makes you feel happy to be around him."
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