Kelly Ripa Selects Ryan Seacrest As New 'Live' Co-Host

It's the beginning of a new era at Live with Kelly!

Kelly Ripa has selected Ryan Seacrest to be her new co-host, according to CNN.

After a months-long selection process, in which the host brought on dozens of guest hosts, she has reportedly settled on the American Idol host.

The announcement comes nearly a year after her former co-host Michael Strahan left the show to take a gig at Good Morning America. Since then, the show has featured a parade of Hollywood A-listers including Jimmy Kimmel, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Jussie Smollett, Neil Patrick Harris and Dwyane Wade.

Seacrest has a long history of playing host himself. After American Idol he went on to host New Year's Rockin' Eve as well as his own radio show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest.


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