Kelly Ripa 'Wouldn't Have Done' Live with Regis Philbin Had She Known About Behind-the-Scenes Hardships

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Kelly Ripa looks back on her years in TV.

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Ripa, 52, joined Live in 2001 after Kathie Lee Gifford left.

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Now, on Dear Media's Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast,

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Ripa discusses her journey to Live and whether she would do it again if given the chance.

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If you've read [her memoir, Live Wire], you know what it's like to join a well-established show and machine.

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I support him," she remarked.

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A host shouldn't have been allocated to him.

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No fair! "He paid his dues and founded this show, and I advocate for him in this book.