Ryan Seacrest Recalls New Year’s Eve Mishap With Taylor Swift

A midnight mishap! Ryan Seacrest recalled an incident the place Taylor Swift unintentionally ended up along with his internet hosting communication gear throughout Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve 2015.

“After I was with Taylor Swift one yr, it was chilly, so I gave her my coat after she’d simply carried out and I noticed all of my communication tools was connected to it,” the Emmy winner, 48, completely advised Us Weekly on Thursday, December 29, whereas selling the vacation particular with cohost Liza Koshy. “So, I couldn’t actually talk with anyone within the manufacturing, which I didn’t take into consideration prior.”

When the Dwell With Kelly and Ryan persona started taking off his jacket to supply it to Swift, 33, in the course of the stay broadcast, the Midnights musician quipped: “Are you stripping? This can be a household present. That is inappropriate!”

The second with the “Anti-Hero” singer isn’t the one tense second that Seacrest has skilled whereas filming the stay particular through the years.

“I’ve been caught within the elevator getting as much as the ball earlier than. That was a little bit tense as a result of they let you know to stay calm and it’s nearly not possible,” the Georgia native — who cohosted New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve with Clark from 2005 to 2011 and took over for the cultural icon after his dying in 2012 — shared. “There are issues that occur alongside the way in which that come collectively within the last seconds. [For example], performers who usually are not prepared, however we attempt to make issues as much as say within the interim in order that it seems like we’re on schedule.”

Seacrest advised Us that regardless of his years of expertise, he nonetheless appears like he has one thing to show each time the annual occasion rolls round. “I used to be a child watching this present, watching different individuals do the issues that I get an opportunity to do day-after-day. Desirous to do it. And I really feel like I’ve gotta show that I’m worthy of doing it each single time,” he defined. “I feel that’s a part of what retains it thrilling for me too.”

Koshy, 26, for her half, joined the particular as a cohost for the primary time in 2021. “I’m wanting ahead to my second yr. I’m not the brand new child on the block anymore,” the YouTuber advised Us. “I’m very completely satisfied to place all these learnings into use and to go down the streets once more and be interactive with our enormous crowd that’s coming.”

Ryan Seacrest Recalls NYE Mishap Where Taylor Swift Ended Up With His Equipment

Ryan Seacrest.
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Final New Yr’s Eve, Andy Cohen made headlines after he threw shade at Seacrest’s broadcast. “When you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,” Cohen, 54, stated whereas cohosting CNN’s New Yr’s Eve Dwell with Anderson Cooper. “I’m sorry, however when you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.”

The Watch What Occurs Dwell host later joked by way of Twitter that he had been “overserved” on the time of his feedback. Though he laughed off his drunken rant, he expressed remorse for calling out his fellow tv persona.

“I did wind up sort of beginning to throw ABC underneath the bus and that’s my solely remorse from the evening as a result of I actually like Ryan Seacrest,” the Missouri native stated throughout a January look on The Howard Stern Present. “He’s a very nice man. And I used to be — as they are saying — in my cups, and I used to be sort of having fun with the rant. I used to be like, ‘Wow, it’s actually enjoyable being on CNN simply ranting like a nutty man. That is enjoyable.’ So, I saved going and that I felt unhealthy about, and I texted Ryan the following morning.”

Seacrest advised Us that he bears no ill-will towards his counterparts at CNN. “You realize, these guys, we’ve been mates for thus a few years and we’re all in it collectively. We’re all on the market blocks away from one another, bringing within the new yr, making an attempt to have a great time and convey that kind of enjoyable. So, I want them the very best of luck and an incredible present,” he stated.

Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest airs on ABC Saturday, December 31, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi.