On Saturday morning at Sonoma Raceway, Jeff Gordon affirmed his commitment to his position as an analyst in the FOX Sports television booth. But that doesn’t mean Gordon is ruling out moonlighting as co-host for “Live with Kelly.”
Prevalent rumors have Gordon on the short list to fill the role of departed Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s sidekick on the show.
“Well, I’m flattered that my name has been associated with that,” said Gordon, who has filled in as an occasional co-host of the show. “You know, I’ve always maintained a great friendship with the show and some of the producers and folks within the show. I had a great time co-hosting on that show, and I mean, I certainly would welcome it. My priority is FOX and FOX Sports and NASCAR, so I will definitely be back in the booth next year. If there was something that would fit into and around that-great. I don’t know if that’s a reality, but it’s been really interesting kind of seeing that unfold. I really don’t have anything that I can say about it.”
Even though Gordon did not clear up this issue of him taking the co-hosting job with Kelly Ripa, he certainly did not put that issue to bed either! The next few days and weeks will be very interesting to see if Jeffie takes this job. More importantly, if he takes that co-host job with Kelly, what will that do to his present commitment to FOX, Fox Sports 1 and NASCAR?
Stay tuned for more on this broadcasting opportunity for Jeff Gordon.
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