Why Ryan Seacrest Is Back on ‘Live’ 2 Months After Show Exit

Ryan Seacrest Appears on Live 2 Months After His Exit

Ryan Seacrest
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Ryan Seacrest shocked Reside viewers by returning to the present two months after his exit, however followers shouldn’t anticipate a everlasting keep.

The American Idol host, 48, made a pre-taped look on the Tuesday, June 20, episode of the daytime present and is about to be featured all through the rest of the week. Segments will embody trivia, in addition to beforehand unseen footage and memorable moments from earlier than Seacrest’s departure.

Throughout Tuesday’s present, the radio host made a direct nod to the date throughout the pre-recorded introduction.

Seacrest will briefly seem once more as Kelly Ripa‘s workforce enjoys their summer time break later this season. Visitor hosts Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Maria Menounos and extra have additionally been tapped to affix Mark Consuelos all through the summer time.

The month of July will additional function weeks of episodes devoted to particular subjects. Well being and wellness takes heart stage throughout “Aches and Pains Week,” whereas adoptable pets are set to be the main target of “Canine Days of Summer season Week.”

Ripa, 52, was first joined by Seacrest on Reside in 2017. After six years of sharing the highlight, the Georgia native introduced in February that he can be leaving the discuss present.

“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 associate, buddy, 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 famous in a press release on the time, calling his time on Reside a “memorable journey.”

The Reside Wire creator mentioned in a press release of her personal, “Ryan’s power, ardour and love for leisure is one-of-a-kind,” as Seacrest gushed that he was “excited to go the baton” to Consuelos, additionally 52.

Seacrest formally stepped down in April, with the Riverdale actor filling his sneakers on set. One month later, the Emmy winner returned to Reside as a visitor — and poked enjoyable on the present’s new chapter.

“I obtained out simply within the nick of time,” he teased in Might. “I’ve to say, I’ve been watching, you guys are so nice collectively. I find it irresistible. I really like Mark doing the teases, I really like the promos I see, I really like the video games.”

The producer went on to joke that he’s found a “fascinating factor known as time” since leaving the morning present behind. “So what I do is the alarm chimes within the morning, it’s like a comfortable nudge,” he mentioned of his new daytime routine. “I stroll by means of the forest and I search for the beans of espresso. I take them again, I roast them. I milk my almonds and I make a latte. Now, it’s midday.”