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Report: Jeff Gordon Is Interested In Being Kelly Ripa’s New Co-host

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

It sounds like Jeff Gordon is interested in being Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on “Live.”

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Gordon called his last race of the season for Fox Sports as a NASCAR analyst Sunday, and the 44-year-old is about to have some serious downtime in his career. Rumors have now surfaced that he’s interested in working with Ripa. (RELATED: Michael Strahan Just Took The Biggest Dig At Kelly Ripa In The Most Subtle Way)

Kelly Ripa

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When he was asked about those rumors, Gordon didn’t shut them down.

“I’m flattered my name is associated with that,” Gordon said this Saturday at Sonoma Raceway. “I’ve always maintained a great friendship with the show and some of the producers and folks within the show.” (RELATED: Kelly Ripa Wears All Black On Michael Strahan’s Last Day)

“I had a great time co-hosting on that show, and I certainly would welcome it.”

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After Michael Strahan abruptly exited the show in early May, Ripa has hosted the early morning show by herself. (RELATED: What Kelly Ripa Has Done To Michael Strahan During His Last Days At ‘Live’ Is Shocking)