The everyday routine of Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest includes banter. But Kelly, 51, was gone for a whole week, and Ryan couldn’t help but make a joke of his own. We got you a Consuelos one, Kelly. We miss you. Katie Lowes of Scandal, a guest, put one out for Kelly while showing personalised pillows with names stitched on them. Ryan then entered. He made a snide remark, “I heard she won the lottery.” She is okay. According to The Sun, the amusing remark was made on their popular chat programme Live! With Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, August 9. The long-running programme, which formerly starred Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford in a similarly light-hearted dynamic, is famed for Ryan, 47, and his co-legendary host’s banter and goofy antics.
There seems to be a reason why the well-known TV couple does so well during their joint daily appearances. In April 2018, a source informed E! News that “they get along famously.” “Ryan and Kelly have the same ideals and work ethic. Because of this, it is very effective. After taking a break from the programme in July as well, Kelly has just returned. This is our first trip without kids and parents in 25 years. According to The Sun, she said at the time, “It’s generally just the two of us, with the kids or… kit and caboodle.” Live! has had a co-hosting team since May 2017, and this year marks the show’s fifth year in its current format.
Currently, the legendary presenter and vivacious mother of three children is being replaced by country artist Luke Bryan. Luke was ceremoniously seated in Kelly’s chair by the former American Idol presenter, who formally introduced him by stating, “Let me swivel you in, Luke Bryan.” The singer said, “Well, I’m not Ripa,” after that. Deja and Ali Wentworth, a comedian, have also stepped in to co-host the popular daytime chat programme in Kelly’s absence.