Kelly Ripa's co-host replacement for Regis Philbin on 'Live!' to be announced September 4th

By Gina DiFalco,

A replacement for Regis Philbin has finally been chosen to appear alongside Kelly Ripa every weekday morning on Live! With Kelly.

However, viewers will have to wait until September 4 to find out who it is.

On September 3, Ripa will kick off the new season by herself. The next day, her new co-host will walk out into the studio by her side, USA Today reports.

Since Philbin left the show on November 21, Ripa has had a slew of guest co-hosts. She has actually had 59 of them since Philbin retired.

"I've been through it from the other side," Ripa has said of finding a replacement, as when Kathie Lee Gifford left he show in 2000, Philbin had a slew of guest co-hosts for one year until Ripa was hired. "I sort of understand how it works, and what it is they're looking for, and how this process can't be rushed."

According to The Huffington Post guest co-hosts have included everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Jerry O'Connell, Kristin Chenoweth and Anderson Cooper have also sat beside Ripa to help her host the show.

The guests that will appear on the September 4 show, the first show with Philbin’s replacement, will be American Idol champ Phillip Phillips and Claire Danes.



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