In April 2016, Michael Strahan announced that he would be leaving 'Live!' after just four years to take a full-time position at 'Good Morning America.' Following some highly-publicized strain between Strahan and Kelly Ripa, the bubbly host set off on a journey of guest co-hosts on May 16. Here's a look at who joined Ripa on the morning talk show ahead of Ryan Seacrest being named her permanent co-host.
Ripa and the Watch What Happens Live host donned checkerboard-themed suits in honor of the Soapbox Derby on July 18. Cohen also hosted on May 26 and 27 and Aug. 19 and 22, but despite frequent Live! appearances and rumors, he will not be leaving his show to join Ripa full-time. "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen as host is continuing on the network and [was] recently renewed through 2017," a Bravo rep told ET in a statement.
Carrie Ann Inaba
The 48-year-old CNN correspondent has been named as a co-host frontrunner, though he did admit during an April appearance on Watch What Happens Live! that he hadn't been offered anything yet.