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Kelly Ripa to Co-Host 'Live!' With Megyn Kelly the Day After Election

by Jackie Willis 6:39 AM PDT, October 27, 2016
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Live! With Kelly has enlisted a political commentator to take on co-hosting duties after America has voted on who will be the next president.

The daytime talk show announced on Wednesday that Fox News' Megyn Kelly will sit alongside Kelly Ripa on Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election.

Kelly, 45, found herself at the center of the primary election after Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, unleashed a series of verbal attacks against her after she moderated the first GOP debate in August 2015.

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Kelly questioned Trump about controversial remarks he publicly made about women in the past -- including his use of the terms "fat pigs," "dogs," "slobs" and "disgusting animals" in reference to female politicians and celebrities. After the debate, Trump told CNN that Kelly appeared to have it out for him, adding, "There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."

ET sat down with Kelly in January, who didn't appear to have any hard feelings toward the aspiring politician. "Whatever you have to say about Trump you can't deny that he is a compelling television personality," she said. "Part of his appeal is he does speak directly to you. He doesn't use the prompter, there's no veneer, so you feel like you can really connect with him. So I'm not surprised that people respond to him so well."

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She added, "I have no conflict and no bias against Donald Trump."

In addition to Kelly, Live! announced that Jerry O'Connell will be the guest co-host on Monday's highly anticipated Halloween episode. Scott Wolf, Vince Vaughn and Christian Slater will also sit alongside Ripa, 46, next week.

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