Ripa jokes 'Live! with Kelly' taping in Banff will be 'a second honeymoon'
TORONTO -- Kelly Ripa will be kid-less when she visits Banff, Alta., next month with actor-husband Mark Consuelos.
The daytime talk-show host is travelling to the area to tape four "Live! with Kelly" shows, which will air April 2 to April 5 on CTV.
Ripa says their three children will be in school at that time and won't be able to journey north with them.
"But it's Mark's birthday, so we're actually looking forward to, like, should we call it a second honeymoon? Should we?" Ripa said, laughing, in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.
"Who knows what could happen," chimed in Michael Gelman, the show's executive producer.
"Well, you know the story about our son, Joaquin, I mean -- that was a trip to Montreal right there, so ... Made in Montreal!" added the ever-chipper Ripa, on the line from New York.
"Live! with Kelly" will broadcast from the Eric Harvie Theatre at The Banff Centre, a national arts training centre in the Canadian Rockies.
CTV says guests and guest co-hosts for the Banff episodes will be announced within the next week.
"Live!" has shot in Canada several times, most recently in July 2010 with Ripa and now-retired co-host Regis Philbin. The show has also filmed twice in Niagara Falls.
In Banff, cameras will capture Ripa engaging in some of the area's winter sports, said Gelman.