Ryan Seacrest Will Be Joining Kelly Ripa on Live! and Twitter Is Not Impressed
An entire year has gone by since Michael Strahan exited as Kelly Ripa’s cohost on Live! At the time, Ripa was accused of bad behavior, and she brilliantly shot down her haters when she talked about workplace respect in light of the allegations against her when Michael quit the show. Since his departure, there have been all manner of guest hosts: everyone from Jerry O’Connell to her husband Mark Consuelos (with whom she has three mini-me kids). But after all the waiting, today it was announced that Ripa’s new host would be… Ryan Seacrest.
Pretty anticlimactic, right?
While people were awaiting the news, they certainly weren’t expecting multi-job Seacrest to get the gig… and the Twitter backlash has been swift.
Some are calling out the “boring” news.
— Robots With Rayguns (@robtswthrayguns) May 1, 2017
— EV (@CinnamonKejaro) May 1, 2017
— GKR (@GKRgus1) May 1, 2017
While others are pointing out that Ryan already has (several) jobs.
Haven't we reached the Ryan Seacrest saturation point?
— MSD (@Elizavbelle) May 1, 2017
but how many jobs does Ryan Seacrest have? like. when does he sleep? https://t.co/nVRmh1DL42
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) May 1, 2017
Ryan Seacrest got about 20 jobs
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) May 1, 2017
Some are questioning their on-air chemistry.
Kelly Ripa has named Ryan Seacrest as her new cohost. I can't wait to see how the dainty little blonde interacts with Ripa. @absrdNEWS
— Will Presti (@WillPresti) May 1, 2017
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest? Sounds annoying. pic.twitter.com/rJf7ygpuin
— 🌃Antonia (@MamaHarris88) May 1, 2017
But others are actually excited about the pairing, including some (very) famous fans of the show.
Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa are going to be a master class in hosting for however long this duo is on morning TV. Take notes.
— GiaPeppers.com (@GiaPeppers) May 1, 2017
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) May 1, 2017
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) May 1, 2017
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 1, 2017
While we have to wait and see if fans of the show will leave because of Seacrest’s arrival, the now-bicoastal host says he’s thrilled to be working with his longtime pal, Rippa. “When we’re hosting the show, I don’t know what she’s going to say, but I kind of know when she’s going to say something, and I think she feels the same thing.”
What do you think of the announcement of Ryan Seacrest on Live!? Tell us @BritandCo!
(h/t E!Online; photo via John Sciulli/Getty)