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‘LIVE! With Kelly and Michael’ names Jimmy Kimmel 1st guest co-host

"Live With Kelly" tweeted an announcement on Tuesday,

"Live With Kelly" tweeted an announcement on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Jimmy Kimmel will guest host with Kelly Ripa on May 16. Credit: AP

Jimmy Kimmel will be first guest host on “Live With Kelly” on May 16 following Michael Strahan’s departure May 13. The show tweeted the news Tuesday — “Monday, May 16th, @jimmykimmel will be Kelly’s first guest co-host!” — but didn’t indicate length of tenure. Expect that to be days — not weeks. He has another show to return to, after all.

Kimmel is a logical choice as first guest host — he’s an “in-house” star, as late-night host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and was a frequent presence here, even during the Strahan run.

He has guest-hosted a total of 22 times, according to IMDb.

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