Kelly Ripa told fans today that she will be making a big announcement on her daytime show “Live with Kelly” on Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports.
Meanwhile, E! News reported today that Ripa recently became an executive producer on the show.
Speculation is that Ripa’s big announcement will be the naming of a permanent co-host to replace Michael Strahan, who began his new full-time job on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today. Strahan made a bumpy exit from “Live” about four months ago.
“Since Strahan’s exit, Ripa has teamed up with a slew of guests on ‘Live’ — including Andy Cohen and Fred Savage — but has not hinted at who the frontrunner to fill the former New York Giants star’s size 14 shoes could be,” the Daily News reports.
Reporting on today’s season premiere for “Live,” E! News reports that it has confirmed Ripa is now an executive producer alongside Michael Gelman. The report adds: “The show’s studio also received a little bit of an update, with new velvet chair covers and other aesthetic changes. ‘Wow, they spared no expense!’ Ripa joked.”