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Here’s the rumored shortlist for Michael Strahan’s ‘Live!’ replacement

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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.


  1. AussieB on July 16, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Fred Savage might get me to watch. Cooper being a personal friend of Kelly who hangs out with the same crowd would be a mistake

  2. cupcake333 on July 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    glad micheal left he was too over hisself , nicole murphy couldnt handle all that ego you can tell he was uncomfotable with kelly clingy dingy persona a real macho guy want talk about bad dates ,makeup hair and nails .. are whos what? micheal need to do just what he did and i believe his rude exit was a executive plot to bring attention to a sinking ship .. in which kelly has become she getting to old to be acting 28 .. she is 46 and she barely raised her kids nannies did everyything so she over compesate for not being there by talking excessively bout the two days a week she has been around .. and i wonder would mark still be around if she didnt make all that money she makes .. she got plenty
    good luck micheal u deserve a break put on a act tthat long

  3. cupcake333 on July 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    anderson cooper is to serious DL HUGHLEY WOULD BE PERFECT .he would wear her ego down and hill harper , and larry king would be good , mario lopez , anthony anderson ..micheal was wrong for that show a comedian perfect ..jay leno may be good …

  4. American in Berlin on July 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Fred Savage was only on one episode of “Boy Meets World”. His show was “The Wonder Years”.