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Kelly Ripa is joining husband Mark Consuelos on the 'Riverdale' cast in the most perfect role

Hiram Lodge is getting a new love interest.

By Susannah Guthrie
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There's a new lady in Riverdale and she just so happens to be related to one of its most infamous residents ... in real life, that is.

TV actress and host Kelly Ripa, who's married to Mark Consuelos AKA Hiram Lodge, has revealed she will be appearing on the show "soon" in a hilariously appropriate new role.

Kelly, 48, will play ... WAIT FOR IT ... Hiram's mistress, a woman named Mrs Mulwray, apparently. Playing your real-life husband's on-screen mistress is a big mood.

The mum of three shared the news on Instagram with a sultry shot of herself chilling on a regal leather chair.

"It's a family affair........Hiram's mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale," she captioned the pic.

To top it all off, Kelly and Mark's son Michael Consuelos, 21, played the younger version of Hiram on Riverdale's season three flashback episode.

So it is, quite literally, a family affair for the Ripa/Consuelos clan.

Kelly and Mark have been married for 22 years. On the show, Mark is "married" to actress Marisol Nichols, who plays Hiram's wife Hermione Lodge.

We wonder which of the other talented Riverdale partners could get the call up to appear on the show? After all, Madelaine Petsch's boyfriend, Travis Mills, originally auditioned to be Jughead.

Oh, you're welcome for that trivia. No worries.