Kelly Ripa’s morning chat show “Live with Kelly” announced the guest hosts for the week of Jan. 2, with Chris Hardwick landing a three-day stint as co-host alongside Ripa. But Hardwick isn’t among the personalities in a new ranking of the top contenders for the permanent position, published today by E! News.
The E! rankiings appear to give the edge to Richard Curtis, the high school teacher who won the show’s viewer guest host contest. Other top contenders include Jerry O’Connell, Fred Savage, Christian Slater, Busy Philipps and Josh Groban.
You can click on the link above to E! News to see the full rankings. Meanwhile, here’s the guest host schedule for next week …
Monday, January 2 – Journalist ANDERSON COOPER
Tuesday, January 3 – Entrepreneur MARK CUBAN
Wednesday, January 4 – TV Host CHRIS HARDWICK
Thursday, January 5 – TV Host CHRIS HARDWICK
Friday, January 6 – TV Host CHRIS HARDWICK