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Kelly Ripa on Anderson Cooper as Her New ‘Live!’ Co-Host: “He’s the One That Got Away”

Anderson Cooper would have been the perfect Live! co-host for Kelly Ripa.

During the pair’s Watch What Happens Live visit on Wednesday, Nov. 30, Kelly revealed she would love nothing more than Anderson to fill the empty seat next to her following Michael Strahan‘s unexpected exit from the show last May.

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Kelly and Anderson in March 2012.

“Anderson re-signed with CNN, but he would have been your number one pick, right Kelly?” host Andy Cohen asked the mom-of-three.

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“He’s my life. He really is,” she replied. “He’s the one that got away and keeps getting away and gets away all the time.” Just seven months ago, Anderson confessed it would be a dream of his to work with Kelly.

A rep for the popular morning 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 not giving up hope that it will one day be Anderson just yet!

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