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Sorry but no, Val Chmerkovskiy cannot be Michael Strahan's Live! replacement

Christina Marfice


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We don't think Val Chmerkovskiy is really the best choice to replace Michael Strahan on Live!

Someone is already gunning for Michael Strahan's job.

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On Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee took some time to address all the morning talk-show controversy that's been going on lately surrounding Strahan's exit from Live! to take on a full-time hosting gig at Good Morning America.

"I love having him," she said. "We've had him obviously for a couple of years, a couple days a week. I love Michael Strahan and he's going to be a great addition and he's wonderful!"

But then there's the issue of who will replace Strahan alongside Kelly Ripa on Live! Zee's dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, has a solution for that.

"Look, I'm in," he told E! News during the show. "Michael is going to come on Dancing with the Stars, and I could go and help out with Kelly. There you go, problem solved!"

Cue the outrage.

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It's not that Chmerkovskiy is a terrible choice for the job, necessarily. There are just so many better candidates.

Chmerkovskiy definitely has a loyal following of fans and plenty of recognition. But we're not sure he has the personality to be a host on a show like Live! Chmerkovskiy can come off as a little bit arrogant to some, and especially when he's following in the footsteps of a natural host like Strahan, we can't help but wonder if those shoes are a little too big for Chmerkovskiy to fill — or, at least, fill as well as another celeb could.

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Do you think Live! and Val Chmerkovskiy are a good match? Or do you think someone else might do a better job? Tell us your pick down in the comments.

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We don't think Val Chmerkovskiy is really the best choice to replace Michael Strahan on Live!
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