Fans of the daytime talk show “Live with Kelly” will be seeing a lot of one actor in the next two weeks, with the announcement Friday that Jerry O’Connell will have five guest-hosting spots alongside Kelly Ripa during the period.
O’Connell has been among those in heavy rotation as Ripa has soldiered on without a permanent co-host since the exit of Michael Strahan last spring. O’Connell’s name has also been among those frequently mentioned as a leading contender for the permanent job.
Here’s the guest host lineup announced today for the weeks of Feb. 20-24 and Feb. 27-March 3:
Monday, February 20 – Journalist ANDERSON COOPER
Tuesday, February 21 – Actor ZACH BRAFF
Wednesday, February 22 – Actor MARK CONSUELOS
Thursday, February 23 – Singer/songwriter JASON DERULO
Friday, February 24 – Actor JERRY O’CONNELL
Feb. 27-March 3
Monday, February 27 – “LIVE’s After Oscar Show” with guest co-host RYAN SEACREST
Tuesday, February 28 – Friday, March 3 – Actor JERRY O’CONNELL