After a six-year run, Ryan Seacrest is stepping down from his co-hosting slot on Reside with Kelly and Ryan after a six-year run. Nevertheless, Kelly Ripa will nonetheless be in good firm, as her husband Mark Consuelos shall be taking on co-hosting duties.
Seacrest, Ripa and Consuelos all joined Vanessa Hudgens on the Oscars pink carpet on Sunday (March 12), the place Seacrest revealed how he’s feeling in regards to the change. “It’s bittersweet,” he shared. “We’ve got such an awesome relationship and friendship and dealing relationship. Mark goes to take over and he and I’ve the identical sort of relationship. It’s going to be an thrilling previous couple of weeks.”
Ripa added with a smile, “Nothing will actually change between the three of us. It’s simply that Ryan will get to have his espresso later.”
To wrap issues up, Consuelos revealed that he’s formally starting his gig as co-host on April 17. “I couldn’t be extra honored or excited,” he mentioned.
In a press release asserting his departure final month, Seacrest — who will hold internet hosting American Idol, Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, his syndicated On Air with Ryan Seacrest day by day radio present and the American High 40 countdown — mentioned working with Ripa has been a “dream job” and one of many highlights of his profession.
“She has been a tremendous accomplice, buddy, and confidant, and though we are going to at all times be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively,” he mentioned, additionally thanking the present’s govt producer Michael Gelman and the crew. “We’ve made recollections to final a lifetime, met a few of the most unimaginable individuals and had the warmest welcome into the properties of so many viewers throughout America. It’s been a memorable journey and now I’m excited to cross the baton to Kelly’s ‘actual’ husband, Mark.”