Fun facts about Kelly: Her real name is Kelly Maria Ripa.
His announcement caused Ripa to throw an epic tantrum, during which she refused to show up on set for four days.
The sexy looking female sensation has about a gallery of nudes online.
Ripa got her start in the entertainment business as an actress on the daytime soap opera All My Children in 1990.
Her ethnicity is 75% Italian 25% Irish.
It was ex-football player Michael Strahan who eventually ended up landing the gig.