Kelly Ripa is set to announce a new partner for her daytime chat show, nearly a year after the departure of former co-host Michael Strahan, with a CNN report pointing to Ryan Seacrest to take over.
Ripa will introduce her new co-host Seacrest during Monday morning’s broadcast, according to CNN’s Chloe Melas and Brian Stelter.
Seacrest has guest co-hosted “Live” five times since Strahan left. He is known for hosting “American Idol” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” as well as his red carpet work.
Ripa posted a video to Twitter on Sunday afternoon in which she took a sip from a “Live with Kelly” mug that also included a question mark. She said in the video, “Tune in tomorrow. Trust me.”
News of Strahan’s exit for “Good Morning America” last May led Ripa to skip the show for two days in protest of the way the situation was handled.
Numerous celebrities have filled in as co-hosts with Ripa over the past year, including Jerry O’Connell, Fred Savage and Andy Cohen.