It’s been several weeks since Michael Strahan’s messy exit from “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”
Now, a rumored shortlist (for Strahan’s replacement) has surfaced, featuring an interesting list of players sure to bring something
different special to the syndicated morning show.
So, without further ado, let’s break down the top runners.
The latest name to be thrown into the mix is Nascar driver Jeff Gordon, who said in June he’d love to work alongside Ripa. “I had a great time co-hosting on that show, and I certainly would welcome it. My priority is Fox and Fox Sports and NASCAR,” said Gordon. “If there was something that would fit into and around that, great.”
Next up, is former “Boy Meets World” star, Fred Savage, who appeared as Ripa’s onscreen partner earlier this week.
“I enjoy it so much. I love interacting with the audience. I love sitting beside Kelly—to work with someone who’s just at the top of her field is a thrill, so it’s all enjoyable,” Savage recently told ET.
Also on the list, is Rob Lowe, who coincidentally was a contender prior to Strahan coming on board back in 2012. Now, it appears, the network is circling back around, giving the “The West Wing” alum a second look. “My kids are out of the house, they weren’t then. Who knows … But listen, man, I don’t want to go up against Anderson Cooper,” he told ET in May. “I don’t know if I’m going to go back as an actual guest host yet … You never know! You never know.”
At the bottom of the totem pole is none other than Ripa’s BFF, Anderson Cooper. The pair have co-hosted together a handful of times. The CNN host has even called the possibility a “dream,” but nothing has been set in stone.
Although the show has not yet commented on the co-host rumors, we could absolutely see Lowe, Cooper and even Gordon stepping up to the plate. Who would you like to see replace Strahan? Sound off in the comment section below.