Ryan Seacrest Reveals Exit From 'Live With Kelly And Ryan,' And He Already Has An Excellent Replacement

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For years, "Live with Kelly and Ryan" has entertained audiences with an enthusiasm that only its co-hosts could provide. Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest’s chemistry as morning show jockeys has been something to behold on the 2023 TV schedule and in previous years. Which makes this next announcement rather bittersweet, as it’s now the end of an era with Seacrest exiting the series and an excellent replacement already lined up.

The word came down from Deadline, as it was announced the "American Idol" personality is leaving the show after six years of service. With a plan to occasionally guest host, Ryan Seacrest makes way for Kelly Ripa’s new co-host: her husband and "Riverdale" alum Mark Consuelos. In a statement reflecting on his time at what will now be named "Live with Kelly and Mark," Seacrest shared the following sentiments.