If you thought there was a chance that the host of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen might add a certain popular morning show to his mix, that rumor was finally put to bed with Kelly Ripa's official reveal: She's chosen Ryan Seacrest to host LIVE with her. So, what does her pal Andy Cohen think of this news?
He continued, "He's a star, he's an adult, they're equals. I think it's great for Kelly. She's had a lot on her plate for the last year doing that show alone and so I think it's great."
Andy has long said that he wasn't in the running to co-host the show, but that hasn't stopped rumors from circulating, perhaps being fueled by the fact that he had been a guest co-host six times in the past year.
"First of all, they never asked," he said to US Weekly. "Second of all, I couldn't do it." Andy also knows that burning a candle at both ends by working on a morning show and a late night show would not help him find time to dream. "I would never sleep again and I don't already," he asserted.
A lot of Hollywood eyes will be on Ryan's performance — other stars who expressed interest in the job over the past year include Christian Slater, Jerry O'Connell and Kelly's husband Mark Consuelos.