Jimmy Kimmel to Join Kelly Ripa as First Guest Co-Host After Michael Strahan Leaves 'Live!'
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The 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' host is rumored to fill in the vacant spot during the first episode after Strahan exits 'Live! with Kelly and Michael'.

AceShowbiz - The first guest co-host during the "Live! with Kelly and Michael" transition may have been revealed. According to TheWrap, %cJimmy Kimmel% is reported to give %cKelly Ripa% a hand on May 16 after %cMichael Strahan% leaves the show.

Strahan is scheduled to depart the "Live!" show on May 13 and later join "Good Morning America" in September this year. %cMario Lopez% has expressed his desire to join Ripa on the show. %cAnderson Cooper% is also keen to fill in the vacant seat.

Things have been awkward on "Live!" since the drama surrounding Strahan's impending exit. Both Ripa and her soon-to-be ex-cohost were no-shows at the Emmy Daytime Awards over the weekend despite winning a prize.

Ripa and Strahan cracked jokes about his departure at a recent episode. The female host jokingly called his final episode "Friday the 13th," to which the former NFL athlete quipped, "Good thing 13 is my lucky number!"

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