Val Chmerkovskiy: Wants Michael Strahan's Job on Live!?

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Now that we've learned Michael Strahan's departure from Live! With Kelly and Michael has been expedited, producers are hunting voraciously to find a new co-host for the show.

Val Chmerkovskiy
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Together

Sources claim host Kelly Ripa is gunning for her good friend Anderson Cooper, but he's more of a newsy guy, so fans are skeptical he'll actually take the gig.

Might she be open to a hot Ukrainian dancer with a sexy accent and a body that won't quit?

Because if so, Val Chmerkovskiy just threw his hat in the ring.

After a performance on Dancing With the Stars, E! News caught up with him and partner Ginger Zee, who is the meteorologist at Good Morning America.

Zee told the interviewer that she is looking forward to Strahan joining the team as an anchor at GMA.

"I love having him," she said. "We've had him obviously for a couple of years, a couple days a week.

"I love Michael Strahan and he's going to be a great addition and he's wonderful!" she added.

When asked about possible replacements for Strahan on Live!, Chmerkovskiy cut in and made his ambitions known.

"Look, I'm in," revealed the dancer.

"Michael is going to come on Dancing With the Stars, and I could go and help out with Kelly."

"There you go, problem solved!" he added.

At this point, it seems Ripa would be happy to see anyone occupying her co-host's seat, so long as it's not Strahan.

She has reportedly not been holding back her contempt for the former NFL player and can't wait till he leaves this Friday.

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