After weeks of speculation, ABC confirmed Monday that Keke Palmer is officially joining the third hour of Good Morning America as co-host.
The program, currently called Strahan & Sara, will be rebranded as GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke, according to The Wrap.
Palmer was brought on as a fill-in host over the summer while Sara Haines was on maternity leave.
“It’s been a blast having Keke co-host this summer. She brings a unique and spontaneous energy viewers love,” said executive producer Rory Albanese in a statement. “She’s a multitalented artist, and I’m thrilled to have her join Michael and Sara every day. The three of them are a terrific team, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
ABC also shared the news with viewers on Twitter.
IT'S OFFICIAL!!! @kekepalmer joins @michaelstrahan and @sarahaines! #StrahanSaraKeke pic.twitter.com/lcXXmxNjmK
— GMA3: What You Need To Know (@ABCGMA3) August 26, 2019
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Palmer is a singer and actress. She’ll next be seen in the stripper drama Hustlers, co-starring Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lizzo, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, and Mercedes Ruehl.
Her addition to GMA‘s third hour is the latest in a string of changes to the show since it launched as a replacement for The Chew.
The program — originally hosted by Michael Strahan and Sara Haines — was first called GMA Day when it began airing in September 2018. Amid lackluster ratings, ABC introduced a new set and re-titled the show Strahan & Sara in January 2019.