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Anderson Cooper Says ‘Live!’ With Kelly Ripa ‘Would Be A Dream’ & 5 Other Celebs Who Could Replace Michael Strahan

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Apr. 29 2016, Published 2:48 p.m. ET

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Live! with Kelly & blank! Anderson Cooper fueled speculation that he could be the next co-host with pal Kelly Ripa after the fallout from Michael Strahan announcing his departure from the ABC show.

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Cooper said he’s “very happy at CNN” where he hosts Anderson Cooper 360°, but admitted “it would be a dream” to work with his bestie every day during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live!

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"Listen I love Kelly, and Kelly is the heart and soul of that show," he said. "It's gonna go on and continue to be great, and I wish Michael the best in his new endeavor. It would be a dream to work with Kelly, but nobody's offering anything.”

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But he’s not the only one vying for the job! Ripa’s other pal, WWHL host and Bravo boss Andy Cohen’s name was being bounced around, too, but he shot down rumors because he’s too busy.

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Mario Lopez, host extraordinaire, also hinted he’s being considered for the job along reported on-set diva Ripa on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I’m looking forward to going back and guest-hosting again," he said.

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Other names being thrown in the mix are Josh Groban and Seth Meyers, who will appear as guest hosts during the search for the replacement, as well as Neil Patrick Harris. Strahan announced that he is leaving Live! on May 13 before taking his Good Morning America job in September.

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