Well, this is interesting!

According to [Entertainment Tonight](https://www.etonline.com/tv/188276exclusiveliveseekingethnicallydiversecohosttoreplacemichaelstrahan/), ABC executives are seeking an “ethnically diverse” star to replace Michael Strahan after he leaves the hit daytime talk show to instead join the _Good Morning America.

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Kelly and Michael on Live!.

Since Michael, 44, announced his upcoming departure from the show earlier this month, rumors have circulated that Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Neil Patrick Harris, Jerry O’Connell and Kelly Ripa‘s husband, Mark Consuelos, are being considered as co-host replacements.

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No word yet on who will officially replace Michael when he leaves Live! on Friday, May 13.