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Jimmy Kimmel to guest-host Live with Kelly Ripa

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Jimmy Kimmel is about to work day and night to help ABC.

The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live will serve as the first guest co-host on Live! with Kelly and Michael, the show announced on Tuesday. Kimmel will appear on the May 16 installment alongside Kelly Ripa, filling the void left by Michael Strahan, who will be exiting the morning show as he prepares to join Good Morning America

“I want Kelly to know up front that I’m only staying for one morning,” Kimmel said in a statement to EW.

A series of guests hosts will crack wise with Ripa while ABC searches for a permanent replacement for Strahan, who filled the slot vacated by Regis Philbin in 2011.

Ripa was caught off-guard by the news of Strahan’s plans to leave Live!, and missed four shows before returning on April 26 to explain that “our long national nightmare is over.” ABC execs also apologized to Strahan and Ripa for the way that his GMA transition was handled.