Richard Curtis, a high school teacher from Pennsylvania, recently won a contest to co-host on Live! with Kelly Ripa. Apparently he did such a great job and made a huge impression on the executives that they have invited him back for a second time. And now he has currently been listed in the running to replace Michael Strahan.
However the higher-ups at the show are being cautious due to the fact that Curtis is “unproven”.
“He doesn’t have the background of a Jerry O’Connell or Fred Savage,” the source adds. “Still, they really like him and are eager to see more from him. They love that he could go from being a school teacher to a daytime talk show host. They think that’s a really cool story.”