See When Sara Haines Auditioned to Fill in for Kelly Ripa

The "GMA" personality finally got her chance to guest host on "Live With Kelly and Michael" and gets surprised with her audition tape from over a decade ago.
1:53 | 08/15/15

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Transcript for See When Sara Haines Auditioned to Fill in for Kelly Ripa
We switch gears and turn to a bit of a happier subject. Yesterday, our Sara Haines got chance to fill in on "Live with Kelly & Michael." There she is. The big man was full of compliments. About her energy. Something we know all about. Her energy has no limits. Sara told a funny story about how she once auditions to be a co-host when Kelly was on maternity leave. Michael had a surprise of his own. Digging into the video archives and finding the tape. The crazy thing is I didn't know about this whole competition. They say it's this age? Where things never go away. We have a clip. You do not. I'm supposed to be at work right now. Oh, great. Are you calling in sick? No, I went with the truth this time. I've been told that works best, so -- ? Oh, my god. You see that. I was storing cupcakes in my cheeks. Did you see that? Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. You had no idea that was coming? No, I know in TV, why would you not know. It was an open casting call. You don't have room to archive everything. They found an open call. They did it in seven cities. It's amazing. I can't believe they had that tape. The reaction you got out of Regis was timeless. He's like, Sara, what are you doing? Did you have a good time? I had the best time. It was kind of the pinnacle moment for me. A bigger deal than doing "Pop news" on this show? I mean, you guys are huge. I do love doing this. I mean, come on, it was mike Strahan. He was so good to me, too. He was lucky to get a word in, I noticed. He didn't talk at all. One of those shows he didn't

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