Kelly Ripa is 'Live!' in Banff for show's 3rd Canadian run
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, April 1, 2012 8:44AM EDT
TORONTO - Kelly Ripa says Canadian fans of her morning talk show are the most vocal and full of team spirit.
She's hoping their American viewers will pick up on that vibe and consider travelling north when "Live! with Kelly" starts broadcasting from Banff, Alberta tomorrow.
Ripa says their shows in Banff will be a love note Canada and its panoramic vistas and unspoiled wilderness.
"Live! with Kelly" is airing four shows from the Banff Centre arts school.
Ripa says she plans to snowshoe during their stay there.
Travel Alberta has revealed it set aside $1.5 million to ensure the show would broadcast from Banff.
Ripa's co-hosts for the episodes will include her soap star husband, Mark Consuelos, as well as Chris Harrison of "The Bachelor," "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and "eTalk" co-anchor Ben Mulroney.
"Live!" has also taped twice in Niagara Falls and in Prince Edward Island.