Following the announcement that Michael Strahan trade his Live! With Kelly and Michael spot for a full-time gig at Good Morning America in September, Kelly Ripa is once again without a co-host. Now left with Strahan’s empty pair of size 14s, who will ABC tap to fill his massive shoes?
Perhaps they’ll opt for a broadcast vet like Anderson Cooper, a real-life friend of Ripa’s whose hard news chops have scored him a shelf of award wins. Maybe they’ll step outside the box and add a second female host — say, the hilarious Kelly Osbourne — for the first time ever, or go with someone like Neil Patrick Harris, whose on-screen charisma and quick wit (plus adorable kid stories!) would make for a lively morning. Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos might even be a contender, considering executive producer Michael Gelman once said the show’s concept was built upon spousal chit-chat.
Who do you think should take over for Strahan as Ripa’s partner in crime? Vote below.