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Kelly Ripa wants a fan to co-host Live with Kelly

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Kelly Ripa wants a fan to co-host Live with Kelly

Kelly Ripa wants a fan to co-host 'Live' with her.

The 45-year-old television host was left without a partner on the American morning talk show after Michael Strahan, 44, left the programme in May.

Series 29 kicked off on Tuesday (06.09.16) with no permanent replacement, and the star has now turned her search to the public, opening a competition to win the co-host position.

Speaking on the show, 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 have to do to enter the competition, a post on livekelly.com reads: "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 competition closes on September 20, meaning that for the time being Kelly will still have to call upon famous faces to fill the empty chair.

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.

News of Kelly's co-host competition comes days after it was announced that Michael would be co-anchoring full-time on 'Good Morning America'. Michael appeared on the show as Kelly's right hand man for four years before his departure, and sources say the pair 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."