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.
While others are pointing out that Ryan already has (several) jobs.
Some 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’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.”
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(h/t E!Online; photo via John Sciulli/Getty)