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Kelly Ripa Talks Replacing Regis

Posted Wednesday September 21, 2011 5:06 PM GMT

After her usual day of work on the “Live! With Regis and Kelly” show, Kelly Ripa stopped by “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” for a chat on Wednesday (September 21).

The morning talk show host revealed how the producers are going about finding a replacement for Regis Philbin - who is leaving his long-tenured post in November.

Of the plans, Kelly explained, “I assume the process, well, I know the process is going to be like how they found me. Which was kind of just by, they had to, when Kathy Lee left they had a series of rotating co-hosts, and people would come in. Literally the list was, there was no short-list. It was just one big long list. Everybody on the planet was eligible.”

Continuing on about what she expects to occur on Regis’ last day, Kelly quipped, “I can’t think about it. I mean, he’s been such a big part of my life for so long. And he’s been an enormous part of my kids’ lives for their whole lives. So I don’t want to think about that moment because I really don’t know what it’s going to be like.”

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