Kelly Ripa to Debut New Co-Host September 4
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
August 20, 2012
After months of speculation, Kelly Ripa will finally announce her new co-host on LIVE! with Kelly on September 4.
Since longtime host Regis Philbin's departure last November, 59 different celebrities have co-hosted the show with Kelly, and one has been chosen for the coveted morning position. Past co-hosts have included Anderson Cooper, Nick Lachey and Josh Groban.
"I know [Regis's replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I'm really in love with the job I have. I'm very excited to be going back [to SNL] for the election season, which is always fun," he said.
The new season of LIVE! with Kelly kicks off September 3, with Kelly acting as a solo host for the first show, and the following day marking the first day of the new co-host. The September 4 guests will be Claire Danes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.