Michael Strahan climbs gap-tooth ranking!

NEW YORK -- This morning, former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was named co-host of "Live! with Kelly and Michael," replacing Regis Philbin.

Strahan, 40, appeared on the show -- auditioning, essentially -- 23 times and sealed the deal this summer when he stripped to "It's Raining Men" while actor Channing Tatum was there to discuss the movie "Magic Mike."

Strahan, who will continue to work as a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, will be flashing his gap-tooth smile for years to come.

"There are more people with gap-teeth than I've ever seen," Strahan said this morning from the set of "Live! With Kelly and Michael."

With this announcement, Strahan has moved up on our list of GAP-TOOTH CELEBRITIES!