Kelly Ripa’s New ‘Live!’ Co-Host Is Reportedly Ryan Seacrest
Well, believe it or not, Ryan Seacrest was actually in need of a new gig after that whole American Idol reboot fell through. So it is, that the ubiquitous host may have found a new Live! gig, replacing Michael Strahan alongside Kelly Ripa.
According to CNN, the former American Idol host-turned-everything-host will take over the permanent Live! position from former pro-football player Michael Strahan. Kelly Ripa has had close to seventy guest hosts (including Seacrest multiple times) since Strahan abruptly announced his departure from Live! for Good Morning America.
Impressively, Seacrest will host Live! four days a week from New York, then spend the rest of his time in Los Angeles. He will remain host for awards season, including his red carpet specials for the E! network, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Seacrest will also continue to lead his nationally syndicated iHeartMedia radio shows, and the ABC building in New York will even have a new radio studio for Seacrest.
That is one busy dude. Stay tuned for the official Live! announcement, as Seacrest joins the series.