Announcement to be made during syndie show's season premiere

Disney-ABC Domestic Television has found a co-host for Kelly Ripa but won’t say who it is until the syndie show’s season premiere on Sept. 4.

The network announced Monday that Ripa will be joined with an unnamed new co-host next month. Ripa has been flying solo since last November when her longtime co-host Regis Philbin exited the chair. “Live With Regis and Kelly” was renamed “Live with Kelly” ever since.

Ripa has been paired with over 50 different co-hosts over the past year, with rumors flying all the while as to who would get the assignment. Replacement candidates have included Michael Strahan, Rob Lowe, Seth Meyers and Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos.

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