with Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Michael.
ABC brass had been wooing Strahan to join the show since he substituted for Roberts on the show last year when she was out on sick leave. Roberts waged a public battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow.
“They’ve been in love with him since he subbed for Robin,” the source said.
Strahan joined Kelly Ripa permanently on “Live with Kelly & Michael” in 2012 after 16 appearances as Ripa’s temporary co-host.
He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in February and will be inducted over