Kelly Ripa excited Live! viewers on Wednesday, when she made a "big announcement" as to who could be co-hosting with her next.
A day after Michael Strahan started co-anchoring full-time on Good Morning America, Ripa revealed that one lucky fan will have the opportunity to be a guest co-host. "Now it's time to put your mouths where your thumbs are," she quipped, adding that she's read social media comments that call her job easy. "I'm building a co-host empire."
Strahan co-hosted Live! for four years, and a source told ET that he was able to make amends with Ripa prior to his departure. "Kelly realized her issue wasn't really with Michael, but the network," a source said. "Are they best friends? No. But there definitely is some peace."