As the Kelly Ripa co-host search enters the hopeful homestretch, the Live with Kelly morning queen will kick off November with a flurry of Live co-host guests. For the penultimate month of 2016, Ripa will welcome some returning co-host favorites and a few familiar faces to the Live with Kelly show. Is Ripa ready to pick one of these star-studded co-host guests to be Michael Strahan’s permanent co-host replacement on the long-running Live?
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, one of Kelly Ripa’s co-host comrades scheduled to appear on Live with Kelly this month is The Kelly File host and fervent Fox News political commentator, Megyn Kelly. Megyn made headlines last week amid startling reports that her upcoming biography, Settle for More, will contain details of sexual harassment allegations leveled at Ms. Kelly’s former boss, bygone Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes.
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Megyn Kelly will be part of a veritable co-host cabal of distinguished guests in helping Ripa to co-host the Live with Kelly program for the first week of November; Megyn will appear with Ripa for the Live broadcast on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the day after Election Day. Speaking of the election, who do you think Kelly Ripa will be voting for?
Kelly Ripa’s co-host on Live for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, will be Hollywood actor Tony Goldwyn, best remembered as Patrick Swayze’s nemesis and the atrocious antagonist from the hit 1990 film, Ghost. On Thursday, Nov. 10, Ripa will co-host the show beside former New York Yankee and baseball great, Alex Rodriguez. Ripa will top off the week with Talking Dead host and one-time MTV veejay, Chris Hardwick, as co-host on Friday, Nov. 11.
For the following week of shows, Ripa will co-host Live with Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell on Monday, Nov. 14. Tuesday, Nov. 15, will see the return of co-host fan favorite and Watch What Happens Live‘s Andy Cohen by Ripa’s side for co-hosting duties. None other than beloved TV and radio host Ryan Seacrest will close out that week with Ripa in a string of co-host appearances for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Nov. 16-18.
In a previous report from the Inquisitr, we explored how frequent Live guest co-host Jerry O’Connell may have Kelly Ripa’s hosting spot locked down. This latest Live with Kelly conjecture followed previous news of fan favorite Live guest co-host Fred Savage as Kelly’s top contender. Other names offered as top picks for Ripa’s replacement co-host included newsman Anderson Cooper, comedian Keegan-Michael Key, and actor Jussie Smollett.
According to a recent news item from E! News, Jerry O’Connell is anxious to get the gig as Kelly Ripa’s co-host. E! quoted an inside source as saying that O’Connell is doing everything he can to land the prestigious Live with Kelly co-host position. Do you think Jerry has what it takes to accept the full-time job with Ripa?
“Jerry O’Connell really wants the job. He’s made no secret that he would love to do it. He gets along great with Kelly and they have great chemistry. He’s hopeful. He’s having anyone he knows put in a good word.”
Below, check out some of Ripa and O’Connell’s hilarious Halloween costumes on last week’s Live.
Are you ready for Kelly Ripa to wrap up her co-host search? Who do you think should take up the mantle as Kelly’s co-host on the Live with Kelly show? Do you miss seeing Michael Strahan as Ripa’s foil on the Live program? Let us know your thoughts about Kelly Ripa and her Live co-host search in the comments section below.
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