05/13/2016 AT 05:50 PM EDT
04/21/2016 AT 04:55 PM EDT
Michael Strahan has left Live With Kelly and Michael
to enjoy a relaxing summer before he joins Good Morning America
full-time, the search for Kelly Ripa
's new co-host is just heating up.
While no official announcements have been made about who will fill Strahan's seat, PEOPLE has rounded up a list of possible candidates whose names have been floated – and some who we think would fit the bill.
Keep scrolling to see who is currently in the mix.
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"When Regis [Philbin] left, the person Kelly wanted more than anyone else was Anderson Cooper
, but he was busy launching his own talk show," a source told PEOPLE
shortly after Strahan's announced his departure from Live
"Now that he'd be free, she would love it to be him." The seasoned journalist would undoubtedly be a good choice, considering he's not only served as a host for his own eponymous talk show from 2011–13 and is best known for his on-air experience at CNN.
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and Radio Andy
host is really
good friends with Ripa (and Cooper for that matter), which makes for a seamless dynamic off screen – and is the majority of the reason why Ripa considers Cohen
to be another one of her top choices. The issue, however, lies in their on-screen chemistry. A source tells PEOPLE that Ripa and Cohen
are "such great friends in real life it might actually hurt the host chat element of things, where they each talk about what they did the night before or over the weekend, etc."
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After more than a decade of working with male co-hosts, Ripa might be hoping for a change. Enter Andrews
, who has proven herself to be multi-faceted, having worked as a co-host on both ESPN and Dancing with the Stars
, as well as serving as a correspondent for GMA
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
Neil Patrick Harris
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We'll take a cue from a woman who's sat behind the desk with Strahan himself. Pretty Little Liars
star Shay Mitchell
told PEOPLE Now
she's Team NPH. "I think Neil Patrick Harris
would be really fun," said Mitchell after guest-co-hosting
's April 25 episode. Just one question: How early is too early for tighty-whiteys?
's ex has expressed interest in hosting in the weeks since her season 22 run on Dancing With the Stars
has been candid about her life as a single mother
and would undoubtedly give a fresh perspective on a number of different topics.
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Keep it in the family! Consuelos
has frequently served as guest host for his wife of 20 years in the past, giving him a one-up on the Live
co-hosting gig. The pair also met on the set of All My Children
, where they played husband and wife – so you just know the chemistry on screen is as genuine as it is off screen.
KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN Fresh off her stint
as a host for her very own talk show, Kocktails with Khloé
, the youngest Kardashian sister
is known for being outspoken – both in interviews and in real life – which, let's be honest, makes for really entertaining TV. The star also has a penchant for food
and fitness, which might even spark regular cooking and workout segments on Live
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Already part of the ABC family as America's Funniest Home Videos
' host and a frequent guest judge and fill-in host on Dancing with the Stars
enthusiastically threw his hat in the ring
on April 26, telling Wendy Williams
that he and his wife would even be willing to relocate to New York for the gig. If that means we have a new chance to see The Carlton
every morning, we might be okay with that.
SETH MEYERS AND JOSH GROBAN
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Sources told PEOPLE
on April 27 that Late Night
, who have both served as guest co-hosts on Live
previously, are two of the prominent names on a short list of stars who will rotate in and out of the vacant chair next to Ripa until a more permanent replacement signs on.
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has the experience for the job – and possibly the desire.
"I used to guest on that show with her and guest host with her," Baldwin told Ellen DeGeneres
in May. "People say that to me every now and then. Because I have always wanted to do a show where I can stay home. I always say when you make movies, you might as well just take a dart and throw it at a map of the world … The schedule you have and being able to stay home with my children is what I prefer."
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also addressed rumors on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
– and he certainly has a fitness regime that could help him fill Strahan's shoes.
"That's very flattering," the Extra
host said with a laugh
. "I know some people were saying that. Again, very flattering. I love Kelly. I've guest-hosted with her a few times. She's awesome. ... I'm looking forward to going back and guest-hosting."
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