Maria Menounos Impresses With High Heels Squat On 'Live!'

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Maria Menounos is squatting deep while in a floaty summer dress and high heels and she's doing it in front of America. The 43-year-old media personality has already made Live! With Kelly and Ryan headlines this year as host Kelly Ripa's temporary fill-in, with yesterday seeing the former E! News face back replacing the 50-year-old former sitcom star.

On Wednesday, the syndicated talk show shared footage of Maria bringing her pumped workout to the stage. See the video and reactions below.

Always Time For Squats

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Scroll for the video. Maria, who dropped 40 pounds in the early 2010s and even wrote a book about how she achieved the weight loss, was seen just as the episode went live - the crew was clapping as sheand 46-year-old co-host Ryan Seacrest were introduced, but the cameras didn't focus on the usual straight-to-desk setup.

Maria was stealing the spotlight as she stood legs apart while in a floral and long-sleeved maxi dress, and it was high heels squats from the brunette.

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Maria, who delivered multiple (and pretty impressive) squats, sent out a massive smile as she placed both hands in a prayer position, then making her way to the desk, where she hopped up on a high chair to join Ryan.

"@mariamenounos still doing squats from yesterday," a caption read. Fans, who were thrilled with Menounos' presence on Live! earlier this year and even called for her to be a permanent face, have been commenting. "Love her," one wrote. See more photos after the video.

Opening Up On Losing Mother

Maria Menounos poses with her mother

Maria sadly said goodbye to mom Litsa this year, posting tragic photos of her mother's lost battle against both brain cancer and COVID. The episode saw her open up on her grief. Fighting tears and saying that "99% of the time I'm fine," Maria did admit to being "emotional" on the set, largely because everyone had been so kind and even sent massive bouquets of flowers.

Maria revealed spending time with her dad since losing her mom - she's also busy filming a new Christmas movie. More photos below.

Hit With Another Loss

Seven days ago, and posting to Instagram, Maria revealed yet another loss, one involving a family pet. Sharing a photo of her parents' dog Beethoven, the star sadly told fans:

"Today was rough. Mom and dads beloved dog Beethoven had to be put to sleep. When I got home the other day I knew he wasn’t well. He always would tell me with his eyes when he needed help. I just knew," adding: "Beethoven is with my mom now and all our babies I miss so much. RIP our little Angel."