Although she’s had husband Mark Consuelos sit in as guest host several times on “Live! with Kelly,” host Kelly Ripa says he won’t be the one to permanently fill the co-host chair vacated by Regis Philbin in November 2011.
“No one would make me happier than Mark, but he values our marriage and he says that he doesn’t see how we could stay married and both do that show,” Ripa says in the June 2012 issue of Vanity Fair.
The couple — who have been married 16 years and are raising three children — has worked together in the past, though. They met on the set of the soap “All My Children.”
Since Philbin left in 2011, Ripa has been trying out a rotating crew of potential guest hosts, including Alec Baldwin, Josh Groban, Nick Lachey, Jerry O’Connell, Neil Patrick Harris, Dana Carvey, Seth Myers and Michael Strahan.
Who do you think should replace Regis as Kelly’s co-host? Or should she just go solo?