That’s not to say that Seacrest is just a replacement, but there was plenty of co-host competition that came through before him — 67, to be exact. Kim Kardashian West was even one of them!
In 2012, Kardashian West co-hosted with Ripa for one day, and now she’s coming back to sit in for her on Live! While she’s in the hosting chair, she and Seacrest will sit down with Eric Dane and country singer Kellie Pickler, and she’ll also chat about the upcoming season of her new show with E!, which she co-created with Seacrest. It will be another reality show, so co-hosting talk shows doesn’t look like it’s her next career path. She’s also reported to drop some hints about the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which is still going strong.