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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos reveal one of their three children may host Live! - but which one is it?

The longtime couple are proud parents to their children, Joaquin, Lola and Michael

Kelly Ripa and Mark Conseulos at Sirius XM event
Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
15 April 2023
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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are just days away from starting their permanent gig hosting Live! and they've already got their stand in lined up.

 The couple - who bid farewell to Ryan Seacrest on Friday when he hosted his last Live with Kelly and Ryan show - revealed to People that one of their children, in particular, had expressed an interest in taking over from the American Idol alum. 

"Michael talks about it constantly," she said of their oldest child. "When we told the kids Mark was [co-hosting], Michael was like 'I would have been perfect for that!'".

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Kelly also confessed that Live! executive producer Michael Gelman's daughter Jamie "for years have said that they were going to take over," as daughter Lola, 21, also seemed keen. 

As for Joaquin, 20, Mark said: "Joaquin's a little reserved. But he would turn it on. He's a drama student and he could turn it on for that hour, but I think he probably wouldn't want to do that."

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Kelly added: "He's done cooking segments on our show and I'm convinced the only reason he's done them is because he's a college student and he gets union [pay] scale. So that's a chunk of change for a college student!"

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos with their children Michael, Lola, and Joaquin© Instagram
Kelly and Mark are doting parents-of-three

Mark said he can't wait to take the hot seat next to his wife. "It's indescribable and we're super, super grateful...I had filled in so many times and had a blast every single time.

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"This is an iconic show and that chair next to Kelly is a coveted seat. Some people would die to have this opportunity and to work with someone who I consider the best in the business for sure. No one does it like she does."

kelly ripa, mark consuelos, and ryan seacrest at the 95th academy awards© Getty Images
Mark Consuelos is taking over hosting duties with Kelly Ripa

It was an emotional show on Friday when Kelly paid a sweet tribute to Ryan who hosted with her for six years. Ryan also handed over the baton to Mark and wished him well in the position.

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