'Live with Kelly' may be looking for female co-host

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Actress Wanda Sykes hosts the Trevor Project's 2014 'TrevorLIVE NY' Event onstage at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Actress Wanda Sykes hosts the Trevor Project's 2014 'TrevorLIVE NY' Event onstage at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)

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Less than three weeks after Michael Strahan left Kelly Ripa co-anchorless on "Live," the rumors about his replacement are swirling.

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According to the latest issue of Us Weekly, two possible co-hosts are women. The magazine said Sherri Shepherd and Wanda Sykes are on the list of possible co-anchors.

"Would I do it, yes!" Shepherd previously told a TMZ reporter. "Kelly and Sherri. Kelly and the black girl. I don't care. I would love to do it with Kelly."

In the video, Shepherd went on to say Ripa's name should always be first in the show's title, saying she had earned that right.

Shepherd was a co-host on ABC's "The View" from 2007 to 2014 and was part of the show when the hosts won the Daytime Emmy for outstanding talk show host.

Comedian Wanda Sykes has been in feature films such as "Monster-in-Law" and "Evan Almighty," and she's been on a variety of TV shows in the past two years. Us Weekly said Sykes has been a guest on "Live" but hasn't commented about joining the show as a co-host.

Before the idea of a woman joining Kelly on the show was raised, fans were voicing their opinions on male replacements. The most popular fan suggestion has been Neil Patrick Harris.

Us Weekly's source who leaked the possible female replacements also said there are some males in the mix, including Taye Diggs and Rob Lowe.