UPDATE: Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa stepped out together for the first time in front of their live audience:
So it’s official! One of the busiest men in Hollywood has taken on another role, daytime television! Ryan Seacrest confirmed reports that he will be joining Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly each morning in New York City. This will be a big feat for a man who is based out of Los Angeles!
For the past few months since Michael Strahan‘s abrupt departure from the show, a number of co-hosts have accompanied Kelly, including Anderson Cooper, but it looks like ABC has made their decision. Ryan tweeted about the huge news, and said, “So excited to join this show!! @KellyRipa crushes every morning… one of my favorite people ever #livekellyryan.” And of course, the network’s logo has already been updated, now reading, Live With Kelly & Ryan. Congrats!