Weeks after Michael Strahan confirmed that he was in talks to join Good Morning America, he made his debut on the program Tuesday to announce that he had indeed taken the correspondent job.
As Pharrell Williams' "Happy" played, the NFL Hall of Famers gleefully walked down a red carpet. "When I'm here a few days a week, can that play every time?" Strahan asked his new colleagues.
"We love you, we love [Kelly Ripa]—you've been great friends to us over the years. We're so, so excited that you're going to join us a couple days a week," co-anchor Robin Roberts said. Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos added, "The way you all stepped in, especially while Robin was away dealing with her transplant, was so special to all of us. We're so glad you're going to be here all the time."
Stephanopoulos then gifted Strahan with an alarm clock—just in case he has trouble waking up early!