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Kelly Ripa Has Finally Chosen a New Cohost

 

After spending nearly one year searching for the perfect daytime partner, Live host Kelly Ripa has named Ryan Seacrest as her permanent cohost. Seacrest replaces Michael Strahan, who exited the show in May 2016, much to Ripa’s surprise.

Ripa auditioned dozens of guest hosts over many months before choosing seasoned on-air personality Seacrest. She introduced him on the May 1 show to much cheering and fanfare from the live studio audience.

“So happy! So exciting!” Seacrest, 42, said, as he joined Ripa, 46, in the studio. The longtime American Idol host, who still maintains a radio show, guest-hosted alongside Ripa several times over the past year.

Strahan, meanwhile, is happily working full-time for Good Morning America.

Image via Instagram/kellyripa

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