After nearly a yearlong search for a new co-host, Kelly Ripa has finally decided who is worthy enough to join her each morning for Live With Kelly.
Ripa made the announcement that she will be choosing a new host on May 1st’s show through her social media.
Ripa took to air for her show on Monday morning with the new co-host as the curtains opened to a brand new show backdrop reading, “Live with Kelly & Ryan”. That’s right, Kelly Ripa will now be joined by none other than Ryan Seacrest. After the show, Kelly Ripa posted a video of the big reveal on social media.
Fans of the show seemed to show mixed signals about how they felt about the decision.
Ripa spent a decade hosting the morning talk show with former Who Wants To Be a Millionaire host, Regis Philbin. After Philbin’s departure from the show, Ripa was joined on stage by Michael Strahan up until last year when he made a departure from the show to join Good Morning America.