Seacrest out: Ryan Seacrest is stepping down from Reside with Kelly and Ryan after six seasons.
The host introduced the transfer on Thursday’s episode and there’s already a alternative picked out: Seacrest can be changed on the present by co-host Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos, who has beforehand stuffed in for Seacrest. The syndicated present can be rebranded as Reside with Kelly and Mark. Seacrest stated on Thursday’s present that he would return often to visitor co-host.
Seacrest admitted he was emotional as he introduced the information however clarified he promised Ripa he wouldn’t cry.
“You’re household right here. We love you. We’re so happy with you,” Ripa stated on the air of Seacrest. “I understand how a lot of a sacrifice it’s been. I understand how exhausting it’s been going forwards and backwards [from New York to L.A.].”
Seacrest, who joked that his departure may partly be because of the chilly NY winters, stated his three years was six because of the “real enjoyable” of being on this present day by day.
“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession,” Seacrest stated. “She has been an incredible companion, pal, and confidant, and though we are going to at all times be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively. I additionally wish to thank [executive producer] Michael Gelman and the complete employees and crew – we’ve made recollections to final a lifetime, met a few of the most unimaginable individuals and had the warmest welcome into the properties of so many viewers throughout America. It’s been a memorable journey and now I’m excited to go the baton to Kelly’s ‘actual’ husband, Mark.”
Added Ripa: “I’m so grateful to have spent the final six years beside my expensive pal of too many a long time to depend and can miss beginning my days with Ryan. Ryan’s power, ardour and love for leisure is one-of-a-kind.”
Seacrest initially signed onto the present for 3 years and ended up staying for six. He plans to return to the West Coast the place he’ll proceed to host ABC’s American Idol and Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
“Goodbyes are by no means simple, however we look ahead to welcoming Ryan again repeatedly with open arms,” Gelman stated. “As a fan-favorite visitor host for years, Mark isn’t any stranger to the Reside household. Having him be part of the present is so particular for us and we’re positive that viewers will really feel the identical.”
The tapping of Consuelos places a fairly literal spin on the present’s authentic idea, which launched in 1983 as The Morning Present. “The true idea of the present, in a symbolic sense, is that they’re husband and spouse,” Gelman stated. “They’ve their espresso mugs and so they’re chit-chatting about what’s occurring.” It’s a format that has its roots in early radio applications, corresponding to Breakfast with the Fitzgeralds. Because the launch of The Morning Present, the sequence has had a number of host and identify adjustments through the years, corresponding to Reside with Regis and Kathie Lee, which ran from 1988–2000. Ripa joined Regis Philbin in 2001 and has co-hosted the present ever since.
Philbin left in 2011, with Michael Strahan named as his successor. Strahan exited the morning present in 2016 with Seacrest later named as his alternative.
Reside with Kelly and Ryan is presently ranked because the No. 1 daytime discuss present in complete viewers and ladies 25-54.