Kelly Ripa New Co-Host

Jimmy Kimmel Will Be Kelly Ripa's First Live Co-Host After Michael Strahan

Let the parade of temporary Michael Strahan replacements begin!

ABC on Tuesday announced that Jimmy Kimmel will co-host Live on May 16; Strahan’s final episode opposite Kelly Ripa will be May 13.

Kimmel will be the first in a series of revolving co-hosts invited to join Ripa as the Powers That Be continue their search for a permanent partner. Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos, as well as pals Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, have been bandied about as possible replacements — though TVLine’s Michael Slezak suggests that Ripa look to someone outside her comfort zone.

As you’re all well aware, Strahan’s sudden departure from Live for a new gig at Good Morning America has created some awkward tension on the talk show’s set. Ripa was so taken aback by the short-notice news that she took several days off to collect her thoughts. Upon her return, she delivered a dramatic monologue about the importance of communication in the workplace.

Who’s your dream replacement for Strahan? Drop some names in a comment below.

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23 Comments
  1. Becca Porter says:

    Bobby Bones…. If he can keep his radio show, too.

  2. Jeri says:

    Jimmy will be good but he is busy with his show.

    • Max says:

      He’s not under consideration. Its one of many stunt hosts. He’ll be in New York for the ABC Upfronts

  3. Peter Allan Ker says:

    I hope

  4. Steven says:

    Some of those cute DWTS young boys might have a personality. I like the idea of a younger guy who isn’t from NY.

  5. Briana says:

    I think it should be David Burtka

  6. wordactress says:

    I work out to that show every day – here’s my suggestion – Joe Zee from the soon to be defunct
    FabLife. He’s a cool, fun, in-the-celebrity-know guy and would LOVE I suspect sitting next to the most A-mazing Kelly Ripa. A year from now Michael Strahan is gonna be cursing the day he let greed pul him away from the best gig he will ever get…

  7. Claire says:

    Put Ted Allen up there, he’d be great.

  8. Karen Padecky says:

    I would like Lance Bass, he did well on the talk show format on The Meredith Vieira Show

  9. Lance Bass, he’s funny good speaker and will bring in younger. Generation x and baby boomers. He had done a great job with Meredith Vieira. Anderson Cooper is boring. Great at certain current events but knows nothing about sports, and me she’d musicians. Not hip enough.

  10. Kathy Matheson says:

    My suggestion for Ripa’s new co-host is Steve Cash of YouTube’s Talking Kitty Cat videos and the 4Steves videos. (Yes, I’m serious – he’s multi-talented, highly entertaining, brilliant, young, charismatic, and cute!)

  11. jessica says:

    Calvin Johnson!! He just retired from the NFL and he is humble, charming and hard-working. He is also funny!! He would be a smooth transition from Michael. Kelly and Calvin sounds good, too!

  12. Rochelle says:

    I think Anderson Cooper does great on the show

  13. Art says:

    Well there are a number of people that would make a good co-host for Kelly, but I sure don’t blame Kelly for being so upset about all of this I think this was a dirty trick by ABC and by Michael, good luck to Kelly with this show.

  14. Linda Campbell says:

    I think Anderson Cooper would be great or Neil Patrick Harris, but Kelly would work well with anyone she is a very generous Host!

  15. Marge Jones says:

    Fred Savage and Kelly had great chemistry when he was a guest host.

  16. John Horton says:

    When Fred Savage co-hosted with Kelly earlier this year, I thought, “If Michael ever leaves the show, Fred would make a GREAT co-host”.

  17. Judy gibson says:

    Anderson cooper

  18. Loretta keathley says:

    Fred Savage is the best replacement for Michael Strahan

  19. Julie Ahlman says:

    Fred Savage was a delight with Kelly. So far he has our vote.

  20. Tony m lopez says:

    a new replacement would be great if you went with someone that connects with our world! TV world. A local celeb! but known through out the US. So I suggest myself.! jus saying