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Kelly Ripa will announce her new Live! co-host on Monday

 

‘We’re going to need a bigger mug!’ Kelly Ripa teases the announcement of her new Live! co-host almost a year after Michael Strahan left

Kelly Ripa will announce her new Live! co-host on Monday.

The 46-year-old television presenter has been hosting the talk show with a slew of guest stars since her co-host Michael Strahan left the programme almost a year ago.

Kelly broke the news to her fans when she took to Twitter on Sunday to share a video of herself drinking from a Live! branded mug with a question mark drawn on it.

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Breaking: Kelly Ripa, 46, will announce her new Live! co-host on Monday

Breaking: Kelly Ripa, 46, will announce her new Live! co-host on Monday

The blonde beauty said in the video: ‘Tune in tomorrow. Trust me.’

And the short eight-second clip was captioned: ‘We’re going to need a bigger mug. #TuneInToLive #BigAnnouncement #LiveKellyCohost (sic)’

In September, Kelly and the Live! crew embarked on the search to find a co-host from members of the public when they opened up a competition for a fan to win the chance to host the show alongside Kelly.

Spill the tea: The short eight-second clip that Kelly posted teasing the announcement was captioned: 'We're going to need a bigger mug'

Spill the tea: The short eight-second clip that Kelly posted teasing the announcement was captioned: ‘We’re going to need a bigger mug’

Speaking on the show at the time, Kelly said: ‘The moment you’ve all been waiting for … You, that’s right, you could be co-host. That’s right, here!’

Detailing what viewers had to do to enter the competition, a post on livekelly.com read: ‘Submit a video pitch demonstrating why you have what it takes to sit next to Kelly Ripa … and in the entry form make sure to tell us all about yourself in 100 words or less!’

The Marvin’s Room actress has previously enlisted the help of stars such as Jimmy Kimmel and Joel McHale to guest co-host the show.

Happier times: Michael Strahan had left the programme for a presenting job on Good Morning America and it caused a riff between the Kelly and himself; (pictured 2015)

Happier times: Michael Strahan had left the programme for a presenting job on Good Morning America and it caused a riff between the Kelly and himself; (pictured 2015)

Meanwhile, Strahan had left the programme for a presenting job on Good Morning America and it caused a riff between the Kelly and himself.

It has been reported that the two have managed to resolve their differences in the interest of an amicable split.

A source revealed: ‘Kelly realised her issue wasn’t really with Michael, but the network. Are they best friends? No. But there definitely is some peace.’

Peace treaty: A source revealed: 'Kelly realised her issue wasn't really with Michael, but the network. Are they best friends? No. But there definitely is some peace.'

Peace treaty: A source revealed: ‘Kelly realised her issue wasn’t really with Michael, but the network. Are they best friends? No. But there definitely is some peace.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4461178/Kelly-Ripa-announce-new-Live-host-Monday.html