LOS ANGELES – Cameron Mathison has a new partner: Sherri Shepherd. The soap star and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant will host the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards with "The View" gabber and actress-comedian live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on June 20.
Neither Mathison nor Shepherd has ever hosted the Daytime Emmys, nor has either won one.
Mathison plays playboy Ryan Lavery on ABC's "All My Children" and hosts SOAPnet's competitive reality series "I Wanna Be a Soap Star." He was nominated for outstanding supporting actor in 2002 and 2004.
During the fifth season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," Mathison came in fifth place with his professional partner, Edyta Sliwinska.
Shepherd has been a co-host on ABC's "The View" since 2007. She has appeared in TV shows such as "30 Rock," "Less Than Perfect" and "The Jamie Foxx Show." The born-again Christian shocked audiences last year when she told "View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg she wasn't sure whether or not the world was flat. She later acknowledged it wasn't.
Shepherd, Goldberg and their "View" co-hosts Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar are among the nominee for best talk show host at this year's ceremony. They've lost the category 10 times. While "The View" itself has been honored, Ellen DeGeneres' show has dominated the best talk show category in recent years.
A new category — best informative talk show — will be presented this year.
The Daytime Emmys will air on ABC.