Viewer’s Choice Moment #4: Wife Carrying Contest
The hosts continued counting down their very best moments from this year, all of which were chosen by you, the fans! Earlier this year, Kelly and Michael went head-to-head with the Finnish champions in wife carrying—that’s right, wife carrying, the unusual sport they profiled on the show! The hosts pretty much got their butts kicked, but watching Michael run around with Kelly on his back was pure TV gold.
Kelly & Michael: Walt Disney World & Empire State Building
Kelly and Michael don’t spend all their time in the studio. There have been many great moments this year that happened away from the co-host desk, including Michael’s Texas Southern University speech, Kelly’s Empire State Building Run, and a visit to the Cake Boss kitchen for Kelly’s birthday back in October.
Live! with Kelly and Michael: Academy Awards Special + Disney World
Without a doubt, two of the major highlights of the year were the hosts’ trips to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles and Walt Disney World in Florida. Back in February, Kelly and Michael attended the Academy Awards and mingled with all the A-list celebrities in attendance. The next morning, they broke down the night’s best fashion moments and chatted with Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz hours after his big Oscar win, his second overall.
While at Disney World, Kelly and Michael spent time with their families, enjoyed the sunshine, and interviewed celebrity guests like Zach Braff and Ne-Yo. All the kids had an amazing time, and the adults did, too! We got to watch from home as Kelly and Michael tested out the best rides, attractions, and more from the happiest place on earth. The only bad part about the week-long vacation? Having to come home!