'Live! with Kelly' in Banff to include Ripa's husband
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:38AM EDT
TORONTO - Kelly Ripa will co-host with her actor-husband, Mark Consuelos, as well as "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and Chris Harrison of "The Bachelor" when her morning talk show hits Banff, Alta., next month.
CTV -- which will air the "Live! with Kelly" episodes from Banff from April 2 to April 5 -- says Consuelos and Ripa will interview "American Reunion" star Jason Biggs in the April 2 instalment. The episode will also feature a performance from the latest eliminated "American Idol" contestant.
Harrison, who hosts "The Bachelor" franchise in the U.S., will join Ripa on April 3 to chat with "Glee" actress Jayma Mays and Canadian comedian Caroline Rhea. Electro-pop group Far East Movement will perform in the episode.
And Facinelli co-hosts with Ripa on April 4 to interview actor Johnny Galecki of "The Big Bang Theory."
As previously announced, "etalk" co-anchor Ben Mulroney will co-host the episode that will air April 5. That instalment will feature a chat with Toronto-born "GCB" star David James Elliott and a performance by Toronto-raised, Grammy-winning R&B star Melanie Fiona.
The broadcasts will originate from the Eric Harvie Theatre at The Banff Centre, an arts school and cultural institution.