Kelly Ripa scores another five years on "Live!"

Before she appeared on television every morning as the co-host of "Live with Regis and Kelly," Kelly Ripa appeared on the small screen every afternoon - on the soap opera "All My Children." Ripa joined the soap in 1990 and stayed until 2001. When ABC announced on April 14, 2011, that it was canceling the long-running show, she said in a statement, "This is like losing a member of your family." Take a look at some other stars who got their start on soap operas. ABC cancels two longtime soap operas
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Kelly Ripa signs new five-year deal with "Live!"
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(CBS) Regis Philblin is bidding adieu to "Live! With Regis & Kelly" this month, but his co-host Kelly Rippa will be sticking around for a while. reports that Ripa has inked a new five-year deal with the show, taking her contract through 2017.

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This year marks Ripa's 10-year anniversary on the "Live With Regis & Kelly." The former soap opera star's contract comes days before Philbin, 80, officially signs off from the syndicated show, putting an end to his 28-year-run. David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump and former "Live!" host, Kathie Lee Gifford are among the guests slated to make an appearance during Philbin's hurrah on Nov. 18.

Until a new host is named, Ripa, 41, will sit beside a series of guest co-hosts, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld, slated to appear Nov. 21-23.

Despite Philbin's departure, Ripa and Philbin were still going strong as a team, even scoring a Daytime Emmy for best talk show hosts earlier this year.

Aside from hosting the show, Ripa heads up the New York-based Milojo Productions with her husband, actor Mark Consuelos.