Derek Hough is throwing his dancing shoes into the ring. The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ alum is looking to be a considered as a potential co-host on ‘Live with Kelly,’ now that Michael Strahan has made his exit. This is amazing! We’d totally be shipping this new co-hosting duo.
It looks like there might be a new co-host in town! Word on the street is that the producers of Live With Kelly! are looking for someone fresh and different to replace Michael Strahan, 44, and if that’s true, they should look no further than Derek Hough, 30, to join Kelly Ripa, 45, on her morning talk show. The dancer is very interested in the role, an insider dished to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, and we have all the details!
“Derek wants to branch out from his Dancing With The Stars fame and do something different and since he has ties with many at ABC, he is throwing himself into the running for ‘Live’ and would love to have a chance with co-hosting,” an insider spilled to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY! That’s not a bad idea, actually. Considering Derek is already familiar with the company, it almost feels like a natural fit.
While Derek has never hosted his own show before, producers are looking for something a little more outside the box. “He knows it’s a leap, but all he wants is a chance to prove that he would be great,” our insider added. Their last host was a retired NFL player, so if they’re going with the theme of athletes, then Derek is their man.
Everyone is waiting with bated breath to see who Kelly will choose as her replacement to Michael. Whoever it is, you can bet the decision will come from Kelly herself. We’re sure the host is not looking to have to work with someone she doesn’t have a great relationship with, especially after her last co-host totally left her in the dark about his decision to leave the show. Derek isn’t the only one looking to get in on the Live action. May the best man (or woman) win!
Would you be excited to see Derek join Kelly on her morning show, HollywoodLifers? Do you have someone else in mind that you would like to see fill the role? Tell us below!