Althoughhas been a soap star, a talk show host, sitcom actress as well as a brand ambassador, she is quick to admit that helping a bride find the perfect wedding dress is no easy task.
Kelly Ripa is guest starring on “Say Yes to the Dress” in its season 7 opening episode. The 41-year-old American television host and actress will act as a dress consultant for a day to the brides-to-be on the popular bridal reality show.
Kelly Ripa will make a special guest appearance on “Say Yes to the Dress,” TLC’s hit wedding-themed reality program now in its 7th season that features brides-to-be shopping for the perfect wedding dress. In the premiere episode, Ripa will play dress consultant to bride-to-be Comora Roberson and help her pick out her perfect wedding gown within the $10,000 price range.
For the episode, Kelly Ripa has taken up a temporary residency at Manhattan’s famed Kleinfeld Bridal Salon where “Say Yes to the Dress” takes place and follows women in their quest to find their perfect, dream wedding dress.
A preview video clip by PEOPLE offers a sneak peek at the season premiere and shows Kelly Ripa struggle to help future-bride Comora Roberson as she hunts for a glamorous and "very dramatic” dress in her $10,000 budget.
"I'm so nervous because it's this young woman's big day, and this really matters," Kelly Ripa confesses to the cameras.
But naturally things don’t go quite well as the bride-to-be’s friends nearby turn their noses at Ripa’s first choice of a wedding dress.
"I'm terrified!" the “Live! With Regis and Kelly” co-host says in the video clip. “"I really don't know what I'm doing."
"This dress is heavy," the talk show host says, surprised by the sheer weight of the wedding dress. "I'm totally overwhelmed…This could be the hardest job on the planet!"
The clip shows Kelly Ripa fumble with the dress lacing until another experienced consultant steps in, pointing out the obvious- Kelly is trying to put the waist of the dress around the bride's chest!
The season 7 premiere of “Say Yes to the Dress,” featuring guest consultant Kelly Ripa, airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
Kelly Ripa, mother of three, is no stranger to weddings as she's been a part of them on TV with her role on “All My Children.” The actress eloped within 1996, after meeting on the set of “All My Children.” She has co-starred alongside on “LIVE! With Regis & Kelly” since February 2001.