Making a change. Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Consuelos have have been candid about the way forward for ABC’s Stay because the present prepares for some huge shifts.
In February 2023, Seacrest introduced his exit from Stay With Kelly and Ryan after six years of cohosting with Ripa.
“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession. She has been an incredible accomplice, pal, and confidant, and though we are going to all the time be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively,” he stated in an announcement on the time. “I additionally wish to thank Michael Gelman and your complete workers and crew — we’ve made reminiscences to final a lifetime, met a number of the most unimaginable folks and had the warmest welcome into the houses of so many viewers throughout America. It’s been a memorable trip and now I’m excited to move the baton to Kelly’s ‘actual’ husband, Mark.”
Ripa, who first appeared on the daytime discuss present in 2001, praised the American Idol host for his professionalism through the years. She additionally confirmed that her husband, Consuelos, could be becoming a member of her after Seacrest’s departure.
“I can’t thanks sufficient, [Ryan], on all of our behalf,” she stated throughout the reside episode in February 2023. “There may be no one else such as you. There may be no one who can actually do what you do. I do know you in actual life in addition to TV life. I say this about only a few folks: what you see is what you get. This isn’t an act, this can be a good man. I’m so endlessly impressed by you.”
The CW star, for his half, famous that it wasn’t troublesome for him to signal on to the mission, sharing on Stay, “No, you understand the factor was that [Kelly and I] did this earlier than and [in] way more troublesome circumstances. We labored collectively on a cleaning soap opera for seven years.”
Later that month, Ripa opened up about how the couple got here to the choice to work collectively once more. (The pair, who tied the knot in 1996, have collaborated on All My Youngsters, Hope & Religion and Riverdale.)
“Mark and I owe every little thing now we have in our skilled lives to ABC. We met there at first of our careers and acquired married and had our youngsters whereas there,” the previous cleaning soap opera actress, who shares three youngsters along with her husband, solely advised Us Weekly. “So many fantastic moments have occurred whereas with ABC, so it solely is smart for us to come back full circle and work collectively as soon as once more for the present that has given us a lot pleasure and so a few years of reminiscences.”
Seacrest is about to take his last bow in April 2023. Following his exit, Consuelos will take over and the present will likely be rebranded as Stay With Kelly and Mark.
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