Yesterday everyone was a bit surprised to hear that Michael Strahan was leaving Live after only 3 years. And today, Kelly didn’t show up. Word is she felt blindsided. Strahan is leaving for a full time gig on Good Morning America…which must be the right career move for him at this point. I read that at first he got along really well with Kelly and Gelman, but as time went on they didn’t get along quite as well. So WHO is in the running to replace him? Apparently it’s two men that I absolutely LOVE…Neil Patrick Harris and Anderson Cooper. Either one would be just fine with me! Who would you like to see replace Michael?
EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris in the Running to Replace Michael Strahan on 'Live!'
With the news that Michael Strahan is leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael after four years, it's naturally time to start thinking about his possible replacements. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper -- a close friend of host Kelly Ripa's -- is one frontrunner, a source close to production tells ET.