Michael Strahan is exiting the show May 13
Kelly Ripa will soon have someone else by her side on the Live! set – but who?
“The network does have a long roster of people who will step in to guest host,” a source tells PEOPLE of how ABC is handling the impending departure of co-host Michael Strahan. “They’ll do the same thing they did when they found Michael … they’ll rotate a bunch of people in.”
The source says to expect to see familiar faces who filled in on Live! after Regis Philbin departed from the show in 2011.
“Expect to see people like Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Josh Groban and Seth Meyers. They all came on a lot last time and she loved them,” the source adds. “She is really close with Anderson and Andy and she loves them. But she’s open to trying a bunch of different people. It was clear she really liked the process last time.”
The source says that it’s unclear how long the rotating line of co-hosts might last as Ripa, 45, and the network search for a permanent replacement for Strahan, 44.
“Who knows how long it will take though,” says the source. “They’re prepared to keep cycling people through even if its not resolved by the fall.”
Live! With Kelly and Michael airs weekdays (check local listings).