Kelly Ripa Wants to Have “Chemistry, Camaraderie and Trust” With Her New ‘Live!’ Co-Host

Kelly Ripa is looking forward to having “chemistry, camaraderie and trust” with her new Live! co-host!

Following Michael Strahan‘s upcoming departure from Live! on Friday, May 13, Kelly will be joined by a plethora of guest co-hosts until ABC execs announce a permanent replacement for the 44-year-old personality next fall.

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Kelly and Michael on Live!.

“[Finding Michael’s replacement is] very much like an equation, an algorithm. Let’s see, if we put somebody here and somebody there, and, ‘Oh, this guy really likes to talk about this,’ or, ‘This guy’s really good here,’ or, ‘This lady is amazing,’ or, ‘She was great last time, let’s give her another shot,'” Kelly, 45, said in a new interview with People.

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“From my perspective, I like to get as many different people, men and women, in the [co-host] chair as possible. Just because you never know who you’re going to hit it off with. Some of the people I’ve hit it off with the best have been women, which is not unusual for me. I’m a girls’ girl. I like the dynamic of that,” she added.

Click through the gallery below to see who we think should be Kelly’s new Live! co-host!