Kelly Ripa: Returning to All My Children

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Don't worry, morning talk show fans: Kelly Ripa won't be leaving Live with Regis and Kelly any time soon.

But the thin beauty and husband Marc Consuelos will make a pair of guest-starring performances on the drama on which they met, All My Children, to help celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Best known now for yapping with Regis Philbin each day, Ripa rose to fame as Hayley Vaughan on the soap opera, starring for over a decade until 2002; Consuelos played Mateo Santos for seven years.

The couple will appear on January 4 and 5, marking the first time back in Pine Valley for either one since they each left in 2002.

Ripa said her talk show will air behind-the-scenes footage of her return to All My Children next month. Regis ought to have many wisecracks to offer about that.