Since TV legend Regis Philbin left morning talk show "Live! With Regis and Kelly" last November, Kelly Ripa has held her own alongside guest co-hosts such as Jerry Seinfeld, Josh Groban, Peter Facinelli, and Michael Strahan. Along the way, she's even managed to improve ratings by 12 percent over the previous year, according to The New York Times. Clearly, it's Kelly who keeps viewers tuning in. So perhaps "Live! With Kelly" should be the permanent title? "The format of the show has always been built for two people to host and we are actively looking for a co-host," Kelly told omg!. "To our surprise, it's just been an embarrassment of riches because everyone is so good at it. We've had so much fun doing it. It really sort of brings a new energy to the show." No timetable's been given for the search, but we do know that Kelly was selected as co-host in February 2001, more than six months after Kathy Lee Gifford left.
Kelly and Regis before his departure. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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