After Trying Out 59 Potential Co-Hosts, 'Live! with Kelly' Has Its Regis Replacement -- and Maps Plans for the Big Reveal USA Today
"Live! with Kelly" has picked who will become the new permanent co-host alongside Kelly Ripa, reports USA Today. Since Regis Philbin left the show on Nov. 21, 2011, Ripa has "auditioned" 59 different sidekicks, male and female.
But instead of announcing the new co-host now, the show will do the unveil on the air Sept. 4, when Ripa will enter the studio with her new partner. The scheduled guests for that show are "Homeland" star Claire Danes and "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips.