Ryan Seacrest surprised Live viewers returning to the show two months after its release, but fans shouldn’t expect a permanent stay.
THE american idol host, 48, made a pre-taped appearance on the Tuesday, June 20, episode of the daytime show and is set to premiere throughout the week. The segments will include trivia, as well as never-before-seen footage and memorable moments from before Seacrest left.
On Tuesday’s show, the radio host made a direct nod to the date during the pre-recorded intro.
Seacrest will briefly reappear as Kelly RipaThe team is enjoying their summer break later this season. Guest hosts AndersonCooper, Andy Cohen, Maria Menounos and others were also asked to join Marc Consuelos all summer.
July will also feature weeks of episodes dedicated to specific topics. Health and wellness take center stage during ‘Aches and Pains Week’, while adoptable pets will take center stage during ‘Dog Days of the Summer Week’.
Ripa, 52, was first joined by Seacrest on Live in 2017. After six years of sharing the spotlight, the Georgia native announced in February that he would be leaving the talk show.
“Working alongside Kelly for the past six years has been a dream job and one of the highlights of my career. She has been an incredible partner, friend and confidante, and while we will always be part of each other’s lives, I will miss our mornings together,” he noted in a statement at the time, calling his time at Live a “memorable ride”.
THE live wire The author said in his own statement, “Ryan’s energy, passion and love for entertainment is unique,” while Seacrest said he was “excited to pass the baton” to Consuelos, too. 52 years old.
Seacrest officially resigned in April, with the Riverdale actor filling his shoes on set. A month later, the Emmy winner returned to Live as a guest – and poked fun at the show’s new chapter.
“I got out just in time,” he teased in May. “I have to say I looked, you two are so good together. I love it. I love Mark doing the teasing, I love the promos I see, I love the games.
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The producer went on to joke that he had discovered a “fascinating thing called time” since leaving the morning show. “So what I do is ring the alarm in the morning, it’s like a little boost,” he said of his new daytime routine. “I walk in the forest and look for the coffee beans. I take them back, I roast them. I milk my almonds and make a latte. Now it is noon.