As LIVE! with Kelly gets ready to travel to Banff, Alberta for four shows from April 2-5 at 9 a.m. ET on CTV, it was revealed on March 20 that Mark Consuelos, Peter Facinelli and Chris Harrison will be joining Kelly Ripa as co-hosts for the Canadian-based shows. The March 20 announcement follows the exclusive reveal last week that ETALK co-anchor Ben Mulroney will be co-hosting with Kelly on Thursday, April 5. During the show’s visit to Canada, LIVE! WITH KELLY will also showcase the abundant outdoor activities that Alberta has to offer. From snowshoeing and dog sledding, to torchlight skiing and cat skiing, LIVE! is taking advantage of it all in the midst of the breathtaking majesty of Banff National Park.
On Monday, April 2 Mark Consuelos joins Kelly as co-host, and the pair interview the star of the new film American Reunion, actor Jason Biggs. The latest eliminated contestant from AMERICAN IDOL also joins them to perform.
Chris Harrison joins Kelly as co-host on Tuesday, April 3. Jayma Mays sits down with Kelly and Chris, and Canadian comedienne Caroline Rhea visits. Plus, electro-pop group Far East Movement performs their hit “Live My Life.”
Twilight star Peter Facinelli co-hosts with Kelly on Wednesday, April 4, and they chat with THE BIG BANG THEORY star Johnny Galecki.
ETALK co-anchor Ben Mulroney is Kelly’s co-host on Thursday, April 5, and they chat with Canadian-born GCB star David James Elliott, and Canadian R&B artist and recent GRAMMY® Award-winner Melanie Fiona performs.
Each LIVE! with Kelly broadcast will originate from the Eric Harvie Theatre at The Banff Centre, a national arts training center located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff. The 959-seat theatre is The Banff Centre’s premier performance space, for opera, dance, music, film, theatre and conferences.
LIVE! with Kelly’s remote broadcasts are made possible by Travel Alberta, the tourism marketing agency of the Government of Alberta, and its tourism industry partners. Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west, the rolling prairies to the east and the state of Montana to the south. For more information about the authentic winter experiences and breathtaking landscapes that will be the backdrop for LIVE! with Kelly in Alberta, visit TravelAlberta.com and http://travelalberta.tumblr.com.
LIVE! with Kelly is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, LIVE! with Kelly airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. Visit LIVE! with Kelly on the web at livewithkelly.tv.
ETALK will be on the ground with LIVE! with Kelly, with Ben anchoring ETALK on location on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV. Episodes of ETALK are available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Viewers can also get up-to-the-minute entertainment news by following ETALK on Twitter at @etalkctv. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and 6 p.m. ET on E! (visit CTV.ca and eonline.ca to confirm local broadcast times)
For more information, and to request interviews with Kelly Ripa or Ben Mulroney while in Banff, please contact:
Christy Sullivan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Allie Page, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.4596 or email@example.com