Altering it up! Ryan Seacrest acquired an outpouring of affection from Tamron Corridor, Kelly Ripa and extra after saying his exit as cohost from Reside With Kelly and Ryan on Thursday, February 16.
Consequently, Ripa, 52, might be switching out her work husband, Seacrest, for her actual husband, Mark Consuelos, because the discuss present enters its subsequent chapter.
“I’m going to overlook my work spouse and all of the laughter we share. After I signed on to host Reside in 2017 it was meant to be for 3 years, however I liked the job and dealing with Kelly a lot that I prolonged my time and final yr I made the choice to remain on for another remaining season,” the American Idol host, 48, wrote through Instagram on Thursday after he made the official announcement on air.
The Protecting Up With the Kardashians producer added: “I’ve been grateful to have the ability to share a cup of espresso with our viewers on a regular basis, top-of-the-line components of the gig.”
Seacrest defined that he might be “transitioning out of Reside this spring” in an effort to head again to Los Angeles for American Idol and to proceed taping his radio present.
“I’m trying ahead to coming again to visitor host sooner or later and Kelly, I promise to perpetually share my meals images, rooster eggs, and olive oil with you,” he added, earlier than giving his alternative a shout-out. “And congratulations to my brother Mark, be at liberty to rework my dressing room!”
Ripa — who cohosted the morning present with the late Regis Philbin after which Michael Strahan earlier than Seacrest joined in 2017 — confirmed her assist for her pal that very same day.
“I’m so grateful to have spent the final six years beside my pricey good friend of too many many years to depend and can miss beginning my days with Ryan,” the previous Hope & Religion star stated in an announcement on Thursday. “Ryan’s power, ardour and love for leisure is one-of-a-kind.”
Consuelos, for his half, was fast to have a good time all of Seacrest’s achievements as he prepares to work alongside his spouse of greater than 25 years.
“Congrats in your subsequent chapter @ryanseacrest. I really like you want a brother. I do know I’ve some huge sneakers to fill … effectively truly they’re solely a dimension 9, however what I imply,” the Riverdale actor, 51, wrote through Instagram. “@kellyripa my journey or die. That is going to be wonderful! I can’t imagine in spite of everything these years of listening to you discuss at no cost, I discovered a method to receives a commission for it. Is that this an excellent nation or what?”
Fellow journalist Corridor, 52, was additionally able to sing Seacrest’s praises as he will get prepared for the subsequent section of his profession.
“My like to my good friend @RyanSeacrest! It was an honor to sit down alongside you on @LiveKellyRyan and on the Oscars,” the reporter tweeted on Thursday. “Listening to your heartfelt message in the present day was stunning. Leaving isn’t straightforward however as you stated this isn’t goodbye ❤️.”
She later recalled internet hosting the Oscars pink carpet with the radio persona, revealing that he “made it a dream” gig. “Few are as gracious as this man. Ryan easy put a category act,” Hall concluded.
Andy Cohen, in the meantime, joked that Ripa and Consuelos’ All My Children characters could be taking up daytime TV. “Hayley and Mateo, collectively once more! #LiveWithKellyAndMark,” Cohen, 54, tweeted.
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