My wife watches Live With Kelly now and then. She used to watch it back when it was Live with Regis and Kelly until Regis Philbin ‘retired’ last year, leaving Kelly Ripa as the sole host.
Since then, they’ve had a variety of co-hosts that have come on, many multiple times. This was the same way it worked when Kathie Lee Gifford left the show a little over ten years ago, and Kelly ended up as the co-host.
Now, she’s the star.
My wife asked me if I had heard anything about them hiring a permanent host. I hadn’t but it was more because that’s not really my thing, but I had a theory:
Maybe the producers aren’t in any big rush to hire a co-host.