In a selection process that would put ‘The Bachelorette’ to shame, Kelly Ripa has tried out almost 60 possible ‘LIVE!’ co-hosts since Regis Philbin left the show last year. And it looks like she’s finally found her match.
The new season of ‘LIVE!’ premieres Sept. 3, and Ripa will end months of frenzied speculation by announcing her new on-air partner the following day. So who will it be?
That’s anyone’s guess. Her rotating roster of guest co-hosts has included Neil Patrick Harris, Daniel Radcliffe, Alec Baldwin and Jonah Hill, but since they all have thriving TV, film and/or stage careers, few think one of them will be tapped for the coveted job.
Last month, rumors swirled that ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Seth Meyers would take the gig, but he says that’s not the case.
“I know [Regis's replacement] is a very important thing,” he said. “But, right now, what I would say to you: I’m really in love with the job I have. I’m very excited to be going back [to 'SNL'] for the election season, which is always fun.”