So, are we going to see Anderson Cooper‘s handsome face on Live!?
The CNN anchor has been one of the names thrown into the mix of possible co-hosts to take the seat next to Kelly Ripa once Michael Strahan leaves to take on Good Morning America full-time, and while appearing on Watch What Happens Live tonight with Andy Cohen, a fan called and put Cooper in the hot seat.
The caller asked, “How do you feel about all the drama over at Live with Kelly and Michael, and would you be open to co-hosting?”
Anderson responded, “Listen, I love Kelly and I think that show is… Kelly is the heart and soul of that show and it’s going to go on and continue to be great and I wish Michael the best in his new endeavor.”
But when it comes to taking the job, there’s one problem—”Look, I’m very happy at CNN. It would be a dream to work with Kelly, but nobody’s offering anything, so…” Ahem.
Strahan originally said he would be staying on Live! until September, but Tuesday the network revealed his last day would be in a couple of weeks.
“After meeting with the producers of both Live and Good Morning America, and after speaking with Kelly and Michael, we have decided on a plan that best advantages both shows for the future. To that end, Michael’s last day on Live will be on Friday, May 13, which not only gives the show the chance to have a nice send-off for him during the May book, but to also immediately begin the on-air search for a new co-host,” a show spokesperson told E! News.
“This plan also allows GMA to start integrating Michael into the show more often this summer before his full-time start in September.”