Monday, May 1, 2017
#KellyRipa taps #RyanSeacrest for new co-host! [details]
After nearly a year long search, it appears that Kelly Ripa has found a CO-HOST--Ryan Seacrest! It is alleged that the show will make the announcement THIS MORNING, May 1st.
Since former co-host Michael Strahan, 45, announced last May that he was leaving his Live post to become a full-time co-anchor on Good Morning America, Ripa, 46, has welcomed multiple A-list faces to the show as guest co-hosts, including Jimmy Kimmel, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Jussie Smollett, Neil Patrick Harris and Dwyane Wade.
In September, sources told PEOPLE Ripa remained “committed” to finding a new co-host, all in due time, but wasn’t going to be “rushed, and so she is happy to take her time to make sure that the chemistry is right.”
As for Seacrest, he’s no stranger to hosting duties. From American Idol to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to his hit radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest, the 42-year-old has done it all. And he’s been no stranger to Live’s guest co-hosting chair as he sat by Ripa’s side multiple times throughout her search.
We WILL BE WATCHING to CONFIRM....