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54 April 26th, 2016 ABC Confirms Michael Strahan To Exit “Live” On May 13th! Who Should Be Ripa’s Next Co-Host?

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After all was said and done, now Michael Strahan is exiting much earlier than originally announced from his co-host seat on Live with Kelly and Michael.  Seems after all the parties discussed the events that transpired, ABC, Good Morning American and “Live” felt it best for Michael to exit on May 13th!

This decision would allow Straham to integrate into Good Morning America more often this summer while also giving LIVE! more time to find a new co-host.

After Tuesday’s return to work, Ripa made her sentiments known to the studio audience and the audience at home.  E Online reports that a source revealed, “ABC could have tried to pre-tape her comments. They could have tried to block or censor her comments. They could have asked her to go out there and pretend like nothing happened. But ABC didn’t. I think the network deserves credit for that.”

So who should be Kelly Ripa’s new co-host now that Strahan is on his way out in a few weeks?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Ricardo says:

    Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Seacrest or Clay Aiken would all be good.

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    aria replied

    she hates clay aiken, they had an on air fall out.

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  2. Carmen says:

    what about Craig Ferguson, Patricia Heaton, and Anderson Cooper.

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  3. Mariah says:

    John stamos, he is hot and he would make a terrific talk show host.

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  4. Andrew says:

    Caitlynn Jenner would be great, hire her ABC

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  5. David says:

    Andy Cohen or Anderson Cooper.

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    Patricio replied

    Ditto David . Josh Groban is also great with Kelly.

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  6. Victor says:

    Have another female host, Rosie O Donnel.

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    Rick replied

    Rosie and Kelly had a falling out back in 2006 when Clay AIken covered her mouth.She said thats a no no putting his hand over her mouth because she has no idea where its been. Rosie took it as Kelly being a homophobe. Beside Rosie would quit in a blink of an eye like she done on the VIEW 2x.

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    Patricio replied

    Great memory! I forgot that!

    Mo replied

    You really want the show to fail, don’t you?

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  7. Coco says:

    I think Alfonso Riberio would be an excellent choice.

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    Patricio replied

    OMG great pick. He is such a likable guy.

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  8. Eddie says:

    She has great chemistry with her husband, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Groban, and Anderson Cooper.

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  9. Matt says:

    I think Donald Trump as new co host. The ratings would go thru the roof!!! If ABC made the offer, maybe he would drop out of the race.

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    blake replied

    why would he He’s going to be President.

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    sonya replied

    Double puke!

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  10. Nikki says:

    Anderson Cooper or Rosie O’Donald but although I like her husband Mark I would hate to see him as her co-host. I don’t like the two of them together on the show.

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    Nikki replied

    Another one would be great would be Kathy Lee Gifford.

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  11. Paul says:

    How about Strahan’s former coach with the football Giants, Tom Coughlin? I hear that he’s available, looking for work, and doesn’t know what to do with himself :)

    They’d be forced to start the show 5 minutes early every morning, at 8:55 am, cutting into the end of GMA :)

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  12. James R. Poissant says:

    Boy, everyone did mention some great suggestions—if they went with any one of these names, the show would still be fun.

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  13. Lori Simmons says:

    Neil Patrick Harris

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  14. Stephanie says:

    Another former Soap Star from New York. There are plenty to pick from since the soaps are all gone. #ATWTforeverFan

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  15. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    This is all just a publicity stunt and it is becoming sickening.

    My theory that this is a PUBLICITY STUNT is building. That entertainment show with that guy that used to be on The Tonight Show as Ross the Intern showed a photo of Kelly Ripa coming out of her home with Anderson Cooper’s book in her hands and they made a point to mention that you could clearly see his face on the book. They also say that he is in the lead to be her new cohost.

    So why the close-up picture of the book? Why the photo of her coming from her home? Why carry THAT book? And now Strahan is leaving sooner? Please! I bet it was their intent to have him leave at this time all along. Nothing gets eyeballs than DRAMA and all of you are buying into this “story” are being played! Mark my words.

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  16. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    Oh, and if you think for one SECOND that they don’t already have the new co-host chosen and on contract, then you are exactly the lambs for ABC that they expect you to be. This is a publicity stunt and has been in the works for a long time. Oh I am sure they will trot out a bunch of so-called “prospects” to make you think they are auditioning, but they already have the host. That is why Strahan is leaving next month so the new co-host can debut in the fall. Don’t fall for this, people!

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    Leah replied

    So agree! Networks know what will get ‘eyes’ and bump ratings and “we” never disappoint. Sadly…
    Live wants its #1 spot back.
    Billy Bush leaving Access for NBC Live; no chatter about that.

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  17. mgb357 says:

    Mark Consuelos

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    Nikki replied

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  18. Timmm says:

    GOOD! That means I can start tuning in on May 14th!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    I share your sentiments, Timmm…

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    blake replied

    same here

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  19. Ray says:

    I think everyone would love to see Anderson, Neil or Andy. I also read Jerry O’Connell is in the running. I am not a fan. I know he is California-based, but I would like to see Mario Lopez be considered.

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  20. jaybird369 says:

    Mark Consuelos (Kelly’s husband). End of story. Next……….

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    Nikki replied

    OMG Nooooooooo. He is such a bore with her. It would be snooze-ville.

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  21. penny says:

    Cameron Mathison, Kobe Bryant, Ronan Farrow, Andy Cohen, Mario Lopez or A.J. Calloway.

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  22. Joe says:

    I liked on Tuesday when the camera cut away after Kelly’s announcement, when Michael normally pulls out the chair for her, and she told him she has it. Kelly doesn’t need Michael’s help, she’ll be better off with whoever comes next.

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  23. Charday says:

    Bring back Regis and Kathie Lee and dump the others.

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    Peggie replied

    I agree with you Charday.

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    Nikki replied

    Me too.

  24. K Ross says:

    Not Mark Consuelos. Anderson Copper and Kelly have a good time together.

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  25. Yvonne says:

    First Choice, Mark Consuelos
    Then Nick Lachey, Neil Patrick Harris and Anderson Cooper all tie for second because she has great chemistry with them all.

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  26. Oscar says:

    Cameron Mathison, Larry King or Josh Groban.

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    Rj replied

    I thought about Cameron Mathison also.

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    Rj replied

    Also, her husband Mark could be a possibility. Funny, I am commenting because I have not actually watched the show in years!

  27. Mo says:

    I was watching GMA today and when he came on I changed the channel.

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  28. Shari says:

    No one—kelly is our long, national nightmare.

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  29. Patrick says:

    TA -DA !!!! spotlight !

    the answer IS : “Joey Fatone”

    Joseph Anthony “Joey” Fatone, Jr. is an American singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband *NSYNC, in which he sang baritone.

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  30. Jane says:

    Cancel it, don’t care.

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  31. luisa giammichele says:

    I think it should be her husband they will do great together it is a family show

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  32. lynn wood says:

    Sooo, Michael knew but HAD to keep the news under wraps. Kelly should understand and move on now. I don’t watch ” Live” b/c even at home Kellys looks and unprofessional ism is uncalled for. It’s done. Pull your big girl fancy pants up and move on. You know most of the watchers now are just wanting to see or here what you’re going to do next. How disrespectful you are. *Way to go in being the bigger person, Michael. Good Luck at GMA. We’ll be watching.

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    lynn wood replied

    Even tho this may not be printed anywhere, I sincerely hope Kelly sees this and makes the little time she has left with Michael better and not just with him but the veiwers. Let us see that she’s moved and make it sincerely fun again. Am sooo sure I’m not the only one that feels this way. As much as I dislike writing this, I think much less of Kelly now.

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    Peggie replied

    I feel the same way Lynn. I think Kelly is being very immature and a bitch. I always thought she had a big head but she has a bigger attitude to go with it. She is really sickening. Everyone in my house only watched the show for Michael and now that he is leaving you could not pay me to look at it with Kelly on it. Just saying (truth)

    Nikki replied

    I agree Lynn. Good luck Michael at GMA. You’ll be in better company than with this spoiled kid that thinks she runs the show. I’ll be watching GMA. My hope is that they take Kathy Lee Gifford back to be Kelly’s co-host. Believe me Kelly would be behaving herself or walking off the set because Kathy wouldn’t take her pouting and childish acting. Grow-up Kelly and See you on GMA Michael. Watch the ratings for Live drop now that Michael’s gone. Enjoy your emmy Kelly there won’t be another one. This one was for Michael.

  33. Patricio says:

    Thinking out of the box ….Erika Slezak of OLTL. Could be a greT dynamic.

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