I have come to learn, through my time working in an office and attending various doctor waiting rooms, that people freakin’ LOVE network morning shows. They’re sources of drama and intrigue that appeal to way more than just the stay-at-home or sick-from-work crowds, and finally provide a chance for our all-important celebrities to let us know what they’re up to. The lineage of ABC’s Live has been a long and often controversial one, giving us Regis and Kathie Lee, Kelly and Michael and now maybe Kelly and … you?
Live has been without a permanent co-host since Michael Strahan left in May; a rotating series of co-hosts have been filling in since, but now the morning show is holding a contest for a guest host to sit next to Ripa. You just have to submit a one-minute video to enter, but the deadline is tonight at midnight so cut back on your morning TV intake and get cracking.
The video should demonstrate why you’d be a good co-host for the day, and you should include a bio of up to 100 words. Find out how to enter here.
According to The Wrap, the top 40 entries will be announced on the Sept. 23 show (40 seems like a lot to announce on one show, but maybe they’ve got the time). Then those people will be given a “video challenge” to narrow down the pool to 20; viewers will vote to select the final five, who will then face a gauntlet of on-air challenges in the studio the week of Oct. 17.
If you live out of town and are selected, the show will cover plane fare and hotel are covered. It’s unclear if the job pays at all, but you can probably swipe one of those coffee mug and write your name onto it.