Score One for the Ladies, Kelly Ripa Makes Live! Hosting History

Mar 7, 2017 at 9:09 p.m. ET
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Kelly Ripa don't need a man! Or a woman for that matter.

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She's officially the longest-running Live! host to host the show without a permanent co-host joining her at the table. It's been 298 days since Michael Strahan left the show, and Ripa is still flying solo and making female hosts look good.

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Back in the archaic times of television, it was thought that women couldn't carry a show, that the public wouldn't tune in. And we're seeing the threads of that still today, what with the lack of diversity on late-night television and to a lesser extent still on the morning shows.

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But Ripa is having no problem dominating all on her own.

I have no doubt the network is milking the co-host question for as long as they can since it's done wonders to keep people buzzing about the show. The mystery has continued the conversation and made Live! a constant topic on the entertainment world's mind. Why not enjoy the free publicity for a while and let Ripa do her thing for at least a few more years?

Then, once the hoopla dies down, Live! will see another ratings high when they finally decide to put someone in the chair next to Ripa.

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In the meantime, though, Ripa is coasting through show after show, no problem. So suck it late night!

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Do you think Ripa should continue to host Live! all on her own?

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