Here’s Michael Strahan twerking with Helen Mirren on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ today


Michael Strahan really likes his Hall of Fame bust. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Three days after ex-Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, he returned to his day job as co-host of “Live with Kelly and Michael,” where he demonstrated another athletic activity he’s really good at — twerking.

Strahan’s no stranger to the dance  move first popularized by New Orleans bounce artists such as Big Freedia and Katey Red, and later made famous by the daughter of the guy who sang Achy Breaky Heart, Miley Cyrus. (No, it doesn’t make much sense.)

But in any case, twerking hit the daytime TV audience last fall when Strahan and his co-host Kelly Ripa dressed up like crooner Robin Thicke and Cyrus for Halloween, and it came back again today when Strahan got his guest Helen Mirren, a 69-year-old English actress, to twerk with him. (No, this still doesn’t make much sense.)

Here’s how it happened.

And in cast you want to watch it forever, here’s the GIF you never knew you wanted.


(Via Uproxx)

P.S. Maria Menounos, whose been known to enter a WWE ring now and again, stood in for Ripa as Strahan’s co-host today.

(H/t: Uproxx)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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Marissa Payne · August 5, 2014