We've all been wondering who will replace Michael Strahan on Live! since he quit the show in April, but it turns out ABC is in no rush to fill his seat alongside Kelly Ripa.
A rep for the popular talk show recently revealed their search for a new co-host is going smoothly, but they haven't quite found the right person yet.
“We’re happy with how things are going so far with the co-host search," the spokesperson told FOX. "There is no timeline for the selection of the new co-host.”
Kelly and Michael on Live! (Photo Credit: R/R)
Pop culture expert Cate Meighan has a different theory. “Looking back on the history of Live!'s replacement of co-hosts they really do seem to take their time,” she said. “However, Kelly's fury at her treatment by ABC during Michael's departure has hardly been a secret. It's very possible that the network has been more concerned with their treatment of her than they've been with seating a co-host beside her. After all, if they lose her, then they have no show and it wouldn't matter who was chosen.”
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Since Michael's exit, more than 40 temporary co-hosts have appeared on nearly 100 episodes of the morning series. It looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer to see who will eventually join Kelly for good!
Click through the gallery below to see who could potentially replace Michael on Live!
The actor previously spoke out about his hopes of joining Kelly on Live!.
"I would do anything Kelly asked me, legal or illegal," the Stand by Me star told Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview. "I would do illegal things for Kelly that's how much I love her."
"I will tell you I have no idea what they're doing over there on that show, but I will say I will help out Kelly anyway I can. She is the best," Jerry continued.