Ryan Seacrest’s Countdown Live The exit now begins.
ABC announced Monday that Seacrest would make his final appearance as host. live with kelly and ryan on Friday, April 14. Then on Monday, April 17, Mark Consuelos will make his debut as Kelly Ripa’s new co-host, at which point the morning show will be revamped. live with kelly and mark,
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Previously announced infection that’s from NBC night court can be predicted — as Seacrest returns to the West Coast to host American IdolLive Show in Los Angeles.
Seacrest said in February, “Working with Kelly these last six years has been a dream job and one of the highlights of my career.” “She has been a wonderful companion, friend and confidante, and although we will always be a part of each other’s lives, I will miss our mornings together. I also want to thank [executive producer] Michael Gelman and the entire staff and crew – we’ve made memories to last a lifetime, met some of the most incredible people and been warmly welcomed into the homes of so many audiences across America. It’s been a journey to remember and now I’m excited to hand over the baton to Kelly’s ‘real’ husband, Mark.
Added Ripa: “I am so grateful to have spent the last six years beside my dear friend for too many decades to count and will miss starting my days with Ryan. Ryan’s energy, passion and love for entertainment is one of a kind.
seacrest was announced as Ripa’s permanent co-host in May 2017. He replaced Michael Strahan, who made rather sudden transition From Live To good Morning America In 2016. Seacrest and Ripa’s morning-show rapport would eventually serve as the inspiration for an ABC sitcom pilot. work wifewhich received a pilot order in 2020 but did not proceed to series.
Ripa and Consuelos’ relationship dates back to the mid-’90s, when they first met on the set of ABC’s all my Children, They married in 1996 and have three children.
Real-life weds played Pine Valley sweethearts Hayley Vaughn and Mateo Santos. They walked away AMC in 2002, at which point Ripa had already been co-hosting for a year Live (opposite Regis Philbin). Over the years, Consuelos has filled in for Philbin, Strahan and Seacrest more than 130 times.
Are you going to miss Seacrest at the host desk? Looking forward to Consuelos’ official debut? Sound off in the comments.
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