Ryan Seacrest is stepping away from his on-air daytime chair.
After six seasons of co-hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan alongside Kelly Ripa, the 48-year-old introduced on Feb. 16 that he’s leaving the daytime discuss present, calling it a “arduous determination” and one which was “bittersweet.”
As for who will step in to interchange the American Idol emcee? Kelly’s new co-host is somebody very near dwelling: Her husband of 26 years, Mark Consuelos—which suggests the present will aptly be renamed Stay With Kelly and Mark sooner or later.
“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession,” Ryan stated in an announcement of his co-host, who has hosted the present since 2001. “She has been a tremendous associate, pal, and confidant, and though we’ll all the time be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively.”
Noting that he is “made recollections to final a lifetime” with all the workers and crew, Ryan added, “it has been a memorable experience and now I am excited to go the baton to Kelly’s ‘actual’ husband, Mark.”