Live With Kelly: Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Winner Announced

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Live With Kelly: Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search

Thousands of viewers who wanted the chance to sit next to Kelly as co-host for a day entered the “Live With Kelly” Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search. It’s been a long competition, with a lot of entries and voting from the “Live With Kelly” viewers! All week long, we got to meet five amazing finalists, but unfortunately, someone had to go home each day. Now down to just two– Michael Buckley from Meridan, CT and Will Tant from New York, NY– a winner was finally chosen on “Live With Kelly” July 20.

Coast-To-Coast Co-Host Search Winner Michael Buckley

The Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search Winner was announced on "Live With Kelly" July 20 2012. Michael Buckley won the nationwide competition.

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First, Michael and Will both participated in their final challenges, the “Live With Kelly” Ultimate Talk Show Obstacle Course. They had to change clothes, shoot basketballs, and conduct a science experiment. Will sailed through most of his challenges, while Michael struggled at some parts (particularly during basketball). It was a pretty messy job, but Will ultimately proved that his skills reigned supreme and won the first challenge!

The finalists were then asked to show off their teleprompter- reading skills, a very appropriate challenge for a future talk show host. Will totally nailed his reading, and Michael did just as well– nobody said it would be an easy choice! The studio audience then cast their votes, and a winner was chosen based on the studio and home audience votes that have been placed.

Live With Kelly: Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Winner Announced

Drumroll, please.. and the winner is… Michael Buckley! Michael’s vibrant personality ultimately reigned supreme, and he became the viewer favorite. However, congratulations to runner-up Will Tant for a job well done.

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Be sure to tune in to “Live With Kelly” on Tuesday, July 24 2012 to see Michael co-host alongside Kelly Ripa! It’s sure to be an exciting show.

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