David Shelton made into the top 40 of finalists to win a seat next to Kelly Ripa to co-host "Live With Kelly". But unfortunately, Shelton did not make the producers cut to 20 in the contest, according to KLTV.

Congratulations David on making the Top 40.

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While "Live With Kelly" is looking for a permanent co-host for her, they have introduced a contest where a fan could have the opportunity to co-host a show with her.

Gladewater resident, David Shelton, entered a video for the contest and now is in the Top 40 of contestants according to KLTV.

Friday, he found out he made the cut from about 2000 entries. He will have to submit another to make the round of 20. The Top 20 will be announced on the show and the public will get a chance to vote on their favorite.

If he makes the Top 5, he will be on the show with the other finalists the week of October 17.

You can see his video and some great compliments at livekelly.com.