We love it when either Regis Philbin or Kelly Ripa takes a vacation from “Live With Regis and Kelly” and thus guest hosts abound. Wednesday’s (Jan. 12) guest host was none other than Jerry O’Connell of CBS’ “The Defenders.”

Watch above as he and Kelly have a impromptu dance party during the Blizzard Blast segment of the show. We particularly like when Ripa jokes that her cane, which she has had since a recent stress fracture to her hip, is a cane by day, a stripper pole by night. Hee.

Is it just us, or is Kelly Ripa one of the most delightful television personalities? We don’t think it’s just us. We have also been enjoying “The Defenders” so far. O’Connell and Jim Belushi are good together. Have you been watching?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."