Andy Cohen Dubs Kelly Ripa the ‘#MorningQueen,’ but Won’t Replace Michael Strahan on ‘Live’
“Do you know how many jobs I have?”
Michael Strahan’s impending departure from Live with Kelly and Michael sparked the biggest drama in daytime TV in a long time. While Kelly Ripa is said to be “furious” and is taking some time off to digest the news, the question of who will replace Strahan is on the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Ripa is said to be considering some of her close friends, including Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, both of whom frequently guest host on the show. While ABC has yet to comment on an official replacement, it looks like Ripa is already going to have to take Cohen off her shortlist.
TMZ caught up with Cohen earlier today (Apr. 21, 2016), and insisted that he’s just too busy, “I have like 10 jobs dude, do you know how many jobs I have?” Even though Cohen can’t possibly take on another project, he didn’t leave his friend out to dry, he also thinks Cooper would make a great cohost.
Whatever Ripa’s final decision may be, Cohen made it clear that his allegiances lie with his friend, posting a picture of the duo with the caption, “#MorningQueen”