Ryan Seacrest Announces Departure Of ‘Live! with Kelly & Ryan’

After 5+ years, Ryan Seacrest has just announced his departure from ‘Live! with Kelly & Ryan.’

Seacrest posted on Instagram announcing his exit from the show, calling his co-host, Kelly Ripa, his work wife.

Via Instagram @ryanseacrest

“I’m going to miss my work wife and all the laughter we share. When I signed on to host Live in 2017 it was meant to be for 3 years, but I loved the job and working with Kelly so much that I extended my time and last year I made the decision to stay on for one more final season.” He writes,  “I’ve been grateful to be able to share a cup of coffee with our viewers every day, one of the best parts of the gig.” 

Ryan goes on to explain what this means for him and his future.

“I’ll be transitioning out of Live this Spring to shoot the 21st season of American Idol in LA, continue my radio show on KIIS-FM and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve, and focus my summer on opening three more Ryan Seacrest Foundation Studios in pediatric hospitals across the country” He explains.

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“I’m looking forward to coming back to guest host in the future and Kelly, I promise to forever share my food photos, chicken eggs, and olive oil with you. And congratulations to my brother Mark, feel free to remodel my dressing room!” He concludes.

It has since been announced that Kelly’s husband, Mark Consuelos, will be Ryan’s replacement.

As reported by ABC, Kelly’s statement was nothing but positivity, wishing Ryan well in his future endeavours.

“I’m so grateful to have spent the last six years beside my dear friend of too many decades to count and will miss starting my days with Ryan,” She says, “Ryan’s energy, passion and love for entertainment is one-of-a-kind.”

Published By: HOLR Magazine