Brooke Burke-Charvet knows just how Kelly Ripa feels.
The model and TV host told ET on Thursday that she would love to throw her hat into the ring for the gig as Ripa’s new Live! co-host, and also said that she sympathizes with the drama surrounded Michael Strahan’s surprising departure from the daytime talk show.
“I love Kelly… and you know what, also, I feel her,” Burke-Charvet told ET at the Operation Smile Gala in New York City. “I had a similar experience at ABC, sort of blindsided, and, you know, I think she's handling it really well. I fully understand what she's going through and woman to woman, [I’ve] been there.”
The model and upcoming Celebrity Apprentice contestant co-hosted Dancing With the Stars for eight seasons between 2010-13 before being replaced by Erin Andrews in a decision that shocked fans and Burke-Charvet herself.
“Weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS…ME,” she tweeted in February 2014. “@Tom_Bergeron didn't even read my name. I won't be returning to the show this season.”
weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS…ME. @Tom_Bergeron didn't even read my name. I won't be returning to the show this season.
Since news broke of Strahan’s departure, rumors have run rampant about who might step in as Ripa’s co-host. Andy Cohen, Neil Patrick Harris, and Anderson Cooper have been floated as possible replacements, but Burke-Charvet is ready to make the show a female-powered force to be reckoned with!
“I’d love to get next to Kelly,” she told ET.
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