Kim Kardashian wears a red hot dress for early morning appearance on Live with Kelly

Rise and shine! Radiant Kim Kardashian wears a red hot dress for early morning appearance on Live with Kelly

Her marriage breakdown may be playing out on television, but Kim Kardashian is getting on with with the business of being a star.

The 31-year-old was spotted heading off for co-hosting duties on Live with Kelly this morning in New York City.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wore a knock-out figure-hugging red dress as she left her hotel.

Red hot: Kim Kardashian heads to co-host Live with Kelly in New York today

Red hot: Kim Kardashian heads to co-host Live with Kelly in New York today

Red hot: Kim Kardashian heads to co-host Live with Kelly in New York today

With flawless make-up and carefully styled hair, the star showed little sign of fatigue despite the early start.

And she was certainly excited about landing the gig.

She tweeted today: 'Up early glamming for @LiveKelly! Tune in this morning! Xo.'

She later added: 'Going live with @LiveKelly tun into ABC east coast!'

Kelly Ripa – who recently signed a
new five-year deal to stay with the show – has had a succession of guest
hosts since Regis Philbin's departure in November. No full-time replacement has been appointed.

Meanwhile, Kim has admitted that she broke down in tears while watching last night's emotional episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

Racy in lace: The star wore a figure-hugging dress for the occasion

Racy in lace: The star wore a figure-hugging dress for the occasion

The socialite – who filed for divorce
from husband Kris Humphries in October after just 72 days of marriage –
has been seen constantly arguing with the basketball star during the
current season of the reality show.

However, after watching an episode in
which she confided in her older sister Kourtney that she knew her union
with Kris needed to come to an end, Kim admitted the 'intense' scenes
left her in tears.

Following a meeting with medium John
Edwards on the show, the brunette beauty told Kourtney: 'I don't want to
be married anymore.

'I honestly feel like I can't do this anymore with Kris. I feel like I got into this way too fast. You know I'm not happy.'

Not the most suitable footwear: Kim was seen struggling to keep her balance as she made her way through the snow in sky-high Christian Louboutin heels last night

Not the most suitable footwear: Kim was seen struggling to keep her balance as she made her way through the snow in sky-high Christian Louboutin heels last night

After seeing the show, a fan posted to Kim on twitter: 'I starting crying when you and Kourtney were talking to John Edwards!'

She responded: 'Me too! So intense.'

Following her marriage split, Kim
admitted while she is still a 'hopeless romantic', she needs to be 'a
little more realistic' about relationships.

She recently said: 'I'll always be a
hopeless romantic. It means that I believe and love and the dream of
having a perfect relationship, but my idea of it has changed.

'I think I need to not live in a
fairytale like that. I think I maybe need to just snap out of it and be a
little more realistic. What I want isn't possible.'

In tears: The star broke down in tears during Kourtney and Kim Take New York last night over the state of her marriage

In tears: The star broke down in tears during Kourtney and Kim Take New York last night over the state of her marriage