Ryan Seacrest is asserting goodbye to Dwell with Kelly and Ryan and his replacement is any individual very familiar to co-host Kelly Ripa.
On Thursday, the longtime broadcaster — who joined the syndicated ABC daylight present in 2017 — announced his exit from the sequence, with plans to transfer lend a hand to the west drift this spring sooner than the American Idol concert events in Los Angeles.
In his departure, Seacrest shall be completely changed with actor Tag Consuelos, Ripa’s husband. The present shall be formally rebranded as Dwell with Kelly and Tag.
Leaving became a “sturdy, sturdy” choice, Seacrest noted on the present, and a “bittersweet” one.
He honored his bond with Ripa. “Working alongside Kelly all the design thru the final six years has been a dream job and one amongst the highlights of my occupation,” said Seacrest, 48, in an announcement. “She has been a tremendous companion, friend, and confidant, and even supposing we can constantly be part of every diversified’s lives, I will leave out our mornings together.”
“I moreover must thank [executive producer] Michael Gelman and your entire team and crew — we beget made recollections to final a lifetime, met one of the most fabulous of us and had the warmest welcome into the homes of so many viewers across The US,” he added. “It be been a memorable scoot and now I’m angry to pass the baton to Kelly’s ‘trusty’ husband, Tag.”
Ripa, 52, shared her fondness for her friendship with Seacrest, too, calling him a “dear, dear friend” on the present.
“I’m so grateful to beget spent the final six years beside my dear friend of too many decades to rely and must leave out starting my days with Ryan,” she said in an announcement. “Ryan’s energy, passion and like for leisure is one-of-a-kind.”
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
“I will no longer thank you adequate on all of our behalf,” she said on Thursday’s present. “There is no one else admire you. There is no one who can truly develop what you develop. I do know you in trusty existence as neatly as TV existence. I speak this about fully a pair of of us: what you discover is what you secure. Here’s no longer an act, right here’s a lawful man. I’m so eternally impressed by you.”
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
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This marks the third co-host Ripa has worked with since she joined the present in 2001. She began alongside Regis Philbin in 2001, changing Kathie Lee Gifford after her exit from the sequence she and Philbin helped rise to national prominence.
Quickly after celebrating his and Ripa’s 10th anniversary together, Philbin announced his exit from Dwell. His final present became in November 2011 (Philbin died in July 2020 at the age of 88).
Michael Strahan stepped in from there, net hosting the present from September 2012 except April 2016, when it became announced he would leave Dwell to be part of Factual Morning The US bulky-time. Seacrest made his debut nearly a year later.
The radio giant title, who moreover joined as an executive producer, had first and predominant signed on to host the present for three years and ended up staying on for six.
Kelly Ripa and Tag Consuelos.
Meanwhile over the years, Conseulos — who has been married to Ripa since 1996 — has stepped in to guest-host a pair of times, including for the length of times Seacrest became away filming Idol.
“As a fan-accepted guest host for years, Tag is now not any longer any stranger to the Dwell family,” Gelman said in an announcement. “Having him be part of the present is so special for us and we’re sure that viewers will truly feel the same.”
“Goodbyes are never easy, but we gaze forward to welcoming Ryan lend a hand on a standard basis with begin fingers,” added Gelman.
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