A morning staple! Since Reside premiered, the speak present has had a historical past of hosts from Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford to Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
The speak present premiered in 1983 beneath the title The Morning Present with Philbin as its lead. Two years later, Gifford signed on to cohost alongside the Who Needs to Be a Millionaire? alum. In 1985, the present was renamed Reside! With Regis and Kathie Lee. The pair labored collectively till 2000 when the previous Immediately star exited the sequence. Regardless of her departure, the 2 remained shut till Philbin’s demise in July 2020.
“Kathie Lee, you wish to know the perfect a part of my life, my TV life, was within the 15 years I spent with you from 1985 to 2000,” Philbin stated throughout a shock April 2019 look on the Immediately present earlier than Gifford’s departure from the NBC present. “We stayed associates by way of all the sport, and it was lots of enjoyable. The place you might be proper now I do know you’re going to be shifting on to an important new profession making motion pictures, and since I’ve seen the primary one, I do know you’re going to be an important success. I actually imply it.”
Following Gifford’s farewell, Ripa started to visitor host this system. In February 2001, she scored the position as cohost alongside Philbin. With the All My Youngsters actress becoming a member of the staff, the present grew to become Reside! With Regis and Kelly. The duo labored collectively for greater than ten years earlier than he left the present in November 2011 after internet hosting for 23 years.
Whereas the New York native and Hope & Religion star appeared to have a very good rapport on digicam, their relationship behind the scenes wasn’t so peachy. Throughout a 2017 look on Larry King Reside, Philbin revealed that he was not in contact with Ripa and alleged he was by no means requested to look on the speak present once more.
“By no means as soon as did they ask me to return,” he claimed on the time. “[Kelly] received very offended after I left. She thought I used to be leaving due to her. I used to be leaving as a result of I used to be getting older and that wasn’t proper for me anymore.”
Ripa, for her half, addressed Philbin’s exit and claims in her 2022 memoir, Reside Wire: Lengthy-Winded Brief Tales.
“The fact is that I might have traded locations with him in a second. I used to be scared to demise, and out of the blue accountable for holding our very talked-about present on the air, all on my own,” she wrote. “Within the years following his departure, Regis was invited again on the present many occasions, however all the time declined. So it was a real thrill and shock when he lastly relented and agreed to be on our annual Halloween present.”
After Philbin left, Michael Strahan joined. Following his exit, Ripa labored alongside quite a lot of potential cohosts throughout a prolonged seek for the following Reside host. In September 2017, Seacrest scored the full-time gig and the present grew to become Reside! With Kelly and Ryan. Whereas engaged on Reside, the Retaining Up With the Kardashians producer additionally continued his internet hosting gigs for American Idol and his radio present, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, for KIIS-FM. Seacrest revealed in February 2023 that he was leaving Reside after six years.
“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession,” he stated in an announcement on the time. “She has been a tremendous companion, good friend, and confidant, and though we’ll all the time be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively.”
Shortly after the announcement of Seacrest’s exit, it was confirmed that Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, can be becoming a member of the Reside household.
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