The decision to bring Seacrest on was “ultimately ABC president Ben Sherwood’s call,” a well-connected network insider revealed to RadarOnline.com. It wasn't Ripa's call -- she never would have chosen the former American Idol host to join her show!
Ripa “preferred someone less well-known," the source confessed. “She wanted someone that she could boss around, and that isn’t Ryan. He’s as big of a star as she is!”
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