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Jerry O'Connell Says 'It Would Be An Honor' To Be Kelly Ripa's New Permanent Cohost On LIVE! — See What He Said About Being 'Team Kelly'!

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With Michael Strahan departing LIVE! this Friday, we're getting anxious to find out who Kelly Ripa chooses to be her new cohost!

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper were early contenders to replace the future Good Morning America star but have backed down due to other hosting commitments.

And while other rumored frontrunner Jerry O'Connell admitted he has yet to be approached by the ABC morning program, he would definitely have a hard time turning the offer down!

Related: Kelly Dishes On How She Really Feels About Michael's Exit!

Speaking at a press event on Monday for his upcoming role on Mistresses, the actor said it would be a "dream" to work next to Ripa every morning!

He told Us Weekly:

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Michael Strahan Opens Up About His Kelly Ripa Drama Saying Everyone Has 'The Wrong Impression' — Get The Scoop!

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As we're sure you know, there's a WHOLE LOT of drama going on at LIVE! with Kelly and Michael ever since Michael Strahan announced he would be moving to Good Morning America.

Since then, there has been all kinds of chaos with Kelly Ripa being a bit pissed off, Strahan being pushed out a bit earlier than expected, and rumors of Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Mario Lopez and EVEN Regis Philbin replacement cohosts.

Related: Strahan's LIVE Sendoff Won't Be 'Too Celebratory'

Well the former NFLer attended the Met Gala on Monday night and talked with Entertainment Tonight about about all the drama and said people have "the wrong impression" about what went down during the meeting where Ripa found out!

The 44-year-old went on to dish on the controversy saying:

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What If Andy Cohen & Anderson Cooper Found The PERFECT Solution To Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan's Drama — Read Their (Imaginary) Chat HERE!

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As we're sure you've heard, Michael Strahan is leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael and Kelly Ripa was pretty upset about it.

With the former NFLer's departure, rumors have already started flying about who could replace him.

There was a lot of talk Andy Cohen or Anderson Cooper stepping in — especially after a source said they were who Kelly wanted!

Video: Kelly & Michael Awkwardly Accept Their Daytime Emmy Award On LIVE!

Well even though Cohen AND Cooper have both kind of shot down those rumors, we wondered what their conversation would look like trying to figure out who was going to get the gig!

Ch-ch-check out Andy and Anderson try and pawn the job off on one another before finding the ULTIMATE solution (below)!

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Regis Philbin Has 'Already Been Approached' To Return To LIVE! As Michael Strahan's Replacement?! Get The Deets!

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Now that Michael Strahan is officially saying goodbye to LIVE! four months earlier than planned, the production doesn't have much time to find a replacement to host with Kelly Ripa.

Plenty of big names have been thrown out to fill the ABC morning program's soon-to-be-empty seat — Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, and even Mario Lopez have all been named potential successors.

But according to reports, another seasoned TV personality has been "approached" to replace Strahan — and we're talking about none other than Regis Philbin!

Video: Kelly & Michael Awkwardly Accept Their Daytime Emmy On LIVE!

That's right! Sources told Page Six that the OG LIVE! anchor himself was entertaining the idea of returning to the long running daytime show.

An insider explained that the production reached out to Philbin's longtime agent Kenny DiCamillo to discuss the possibility of Reeg returning to his natural habitat, noting:

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Andy Cohen Will NOT Be Joining LIVE! With Kelly Ripa — Because He's Too Busy With Bravo!

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We knew it was too good to be true…

One of the best things to come out of this whole Live! with Kelly and Michael drama is that we get to speculate for weeks about who will be taking Michael Strahan's seat next to Kelly Ripa next month!

There have been rumors that Anderson Cooper, Jerry O'Connell, and Mario Lopez are currently the front-runners for the open spot, and now one of their biggest competitors has officially dropped out of the race.

Video: Anderson Cooper Tells Andy Cohen If He'd Ever Join Live!

Andy Cohen may be Kelly's best friend — he's already defended her against Disney and ABC, after all — but he's mostly known for being the face of Bravo.

But unfortunately for Real Housewives fans who wanted to see the Watch What Happens Live! host transition from late night to early morning, it doesn't sound like he'll be jumping ship any time soon!

The 47-year-old spoke to UsWeekly at the Below Deck: Mediterranean premiere on Thursday where he denied rumors that he'd be taking over for Michael, saying:

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Anderson Cooper Finally Reveals To Andy Cohen Whether Or Not He'd Join Kelly Ripa On LIVE!

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Find out if he's down for daytime!

Sooooo… is he in or is he out?!

On Thursday, Anderson Cooper sat down with Andy Cohen to chat about daytime TV's current controversy, Michael Strahan up and leaving LIVE! With Kelly And Michael.

During his appearance on Watch What Happens Live, a caller asked the CNN anchor how he felt about the talk show host bailing on Kelly Ripa, and whether or not he would sit beside his famous friend at the desk.

Video: Watch Kelly Awkwardly Joke About Contract Negotiations On LIVE!

The journalist gave a pretty politically correct answer, trying not to show his hand, saying:

"Listen I love Kelly, and Kelly is the heart and soul of that show. It's gonna go on and continue to be great and I wish Michael the best in his new endeavor."

But, that wasn't enough for the Bravo exec!

The active member of #TeamKelly asked the TV personality point-blank if he'd take the job, to which the silver fox replied:

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Kelly Ripa Might Quit Live Unless One Of THESE Two Celebs Becomes Her Cohost — Get The Scoop & Vote On Who You Want!

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The whole drama surrounding Live with Kelly and Michael has almost been out of control ever since Michael Strahan announced he would be leaving!

Of course we know by now that Kelly Ripa was blindsided by the news and the blonde beauty decided to leave for vacation as a way of dealing with her frustration and stress.

Well Kelly did receive an apology from Disney and ABC for not letting her know about Strahan's exit first, but she was OBVIOUSLY still pretty pissed about the whole thing at her first show back yesterday.

Related: ABC Does Their Best To Explain Michael's Early Exit From Live!

One of the biggest surprises from the former soap opera star's return though was that the show announced Michael would no longer be leaving in September, but rather his last Live show would be May 13 — four months early!

While this sounds like the network trying to make up for their mistakes, an insider revealed to Us Weekly that Kelly is still "talking about leaving."

The insider went on to reveal that even though Jerry O'Connell is being considered, Ripa

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