NY1’s Pat Kiernan dubbed ‘a young Irish Regis’ after Live! with Kelly – VIDEO
Irish American anchor joins Kelly Rippa for third co-host stint in bid to replace Regis Philbin
NY1’s Pat Kiernan (43) made his third appearance as co-host on Live! With Kelly yesterday. Prior to this the the Irish Canadian hosted on Monday and in March also.
On Tuesday morning’s show the Canadian favorite hit Kelly Rippa over the head with a newspaper and told the audience about his search for parking around his new Brooklyn home.
Fans on Twitter continue to react to Kiernan’s chemistry with co-host Rippa, with one follower likening him to a “young Irish Regis”.
@shakerfan1 tweeted: “@LiveKelly Who is this guy that is co hosting? he's sooooo gorgeous.. He looks like a Young Irish Regis...Or an older ‘Mr Trouble’”
Another viewer said “I, for some reason, love @patkiernan as a co-host. He and Kelly balance each other very well. @LiveKelly #enjoyingtheshow”.
Since broadcast legend Regis Philbin retired last November, the show’s producers have lined out a slew of guest hosts to sit alongside the female presenter since the daytime show was rechristened Live! With Kelly.
Some notable co-hosts have been Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Randy Jackson, Seth Meyers and Jerry Seinfeld.
When asked if Kiernan would be replacing the Regis on a full time basis, Rippa stayed tight lipped.
"Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We're not going to jump the gun—we're not going to rush into anything now," she told the Gothamist.
Watch a clip from Monday’s show below:
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