Ryan Seacrest Explains ‘Live’ Contract, Mark Consuelos’ Reaction

Dropping particulars! Ryan Seacrest make clear his determination to go away Stay With Kelly and Ryan on Thursday, February 16.

Kelly [Ripa] and I’ve some information right here. That is one thing that she and I’ve been speaking about for a very long time and it was a tricky, robust determination. Final 12 months, we spoke and I made the choice to make this my final season as cohost with Kelly right here on Stay ​With Kelly and Ryan, which is bittersweet,” the 48-year-old TV persona stated with Ripa, 52, by his facet.

The previous cleaning soap star famous that Seacrest was “a gem” and one among her “finest associates.”

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“The best a part of this whole expertise has been that you just’ve gone from being a pal to a member of the family,” she gushed. “You might be household to us.”

Seacrest, who joined Stay in 2017, known as it “outstanding” to be on the morning present for a number of years, revealing that he initially solely signed a contract for 3 seasons.

“As soon as American Idol begins from Los Angeles stay later within the spring, I’ll head out to the West Coast and host that present — the twenty first season of American Idol — from Los Angeles,” he defined, noting that he’ll visitor host Stay every time requested. “As a pricey pal coming in, however as a finest pal on this second, to have your kindness, your thoughtfulness, your levity, your friendship, I look as much as you. I respect you a lot. I really like the truth that we get an opportunity to take a seat right here daily and join with you at house, in your kitchens, in your residing rooms at work. There’s nothing like this on tv.”

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Seacrest famous he was “getting emotional” however “promised” Ripa he wouldn’t cry.

“He stated he was presupposed to be right here for 3 years,” the Stay Wire creator stated. “We had been identical to, ‘Oh, don’t be ridiculous. I imply, you already moved your couch right here.’”

The On Air with Ryan Seacrest host added: “Three was six due to the real enjoyable of being on this tv present each hour of each weekday. I really like you a lot.”

The twosome then confirmed that Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, shall be taking up within the coming weeks.

“We’re so conscious of the significance of continuity and consistency and, like, the familial vibe that all of us have right here. It solely is sensible to not simply our viewing viewers at house, however our viewers right here inside our employees, our assist system, our prolonged household, to usher in any person that we all know and love and who’s actually all the time been right here,” Ripa stated. “The one individual I can consider that’s able to, you already know, holding your torch the way in which you could have held it. And that will be, my husband, Mark Consuelos, in what Ryan and I are calling the nation’s weirdest social experiment.”

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Seacrest joked that the actor informed him “he’s received an inventory of issues to deal with” in his first episode when he joins “in a number of months.”

After the pair realized Consuelos shall be a visitor on the Friday, February 17, present, Ripa quipped that he wasn’t even conscious that the announcement was approaching Thursday. Seacrest subsequently revealed that he spoke to the Riverdale alum days in the past.

“I talked to him over the weekend — he’s excited!” he declared. “He’s unsure for a way lengthy, however he is aware of the signal is altering.”

Ripa and Consuelos, who wed in 1996, share three children: Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19.

“OK NOW we’re empty nesters. When your mates change into work mates change into household. ♥️,” she joked by way of Instagram on Thursday. “Congratulations @ryanseacrest on surviving six winters in NYC! I’m happy with you and am ceaselessly in your nook. And @instasuelos welcome house, or to the contractual obligation section of our relationship.”