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Ryan Seacrest Named as Kelly Ripa’s Co-Host on ‘Live’

Nearly a year after Michael Strahan’s abrupt exit from Live with Kelly & Michael, a new permanent co-host has been named. Ryan Seacrest will be joining Hamptonite Kelly Ripa on the morning talk show, now called Live with Kelly & Ryan.

“Are you nervous?” Ripa asked a mystery person as the show began on Monday morning. The show then opened with the new logo for Live with Kelly & Ryan. “You’re engaged! You’re having a baby! You’re coming out of the closet!” Seacrest joked as he recalled reactions from his friends when he teased that he had exciting news that he couldn’t share. Ripa and Seacrest, who are friends off-camera, look like they are going to be a great pair. Seacrest co-hosted five times in the past year, so he’s no stranger to the show (or hosting a major live television series).

Congratulations to Seacrest! Watch the big reveal below.

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