An entire year has gone by since Michael Strahan exited as Kelly Ripa鈥檚 cohost on聽Live!聽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鈥機onnell to her husband Mark Consuelos (with whom she has three mini-me kids). But after all the waiting, today it was announced that Ripa鈥檚 new host would be鈥 Ryan Seacrest.

Pretty anticlimactic, right?

While people were awaiting the news, they certainly weren鈥檛 expecting multi-job Seacrest to get the gig鈥 and the Twitter backlash has been swift.

Some are calling out the 鈥渂oring鈥 news.

While others are pointing out that Ryan already has (several) jobs.

Some聽are questioning their on-air chemistry.

But others are actually excited about the pairing, including some (very) famous fans of the show.

While we have to wait and see if fans of the show will leave because of Seacrest鈥檚 arrival, the now-bicoastal host says he鈥檚 thrilled to be working with his longtime pal, Rippa.聽鈥淲hen we鈥檙e hosting the show, I don鈥檛 know what she鈥檚 going to say, but I kind of know when she鈥檚 going to say something, and I think she feels the same thing.鈥

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