After nearly an entire year of hosting her beloved ABC morning show solo, Kelly Ripa finally announced Ryan Seacrest as her shiny, new co-host/hype man. And she officially renamed the show as Live With Kelly & Ryan.
This shouldn't come entirely as a surprise considering Seacrest guest-hosted the morning talk show alongside Ripa five times since Michael Strahan's dramatic exit last year. Plus, we can all agree Seacrest is basically the Beyoncé of hosts.
Ripa has had to kiss a lot of frogs to find her co-host Prince Charming. She's had a steady stream of guest hosts over the last year, and even explored going steady with Anderson Cooper, Fred Savage, Andy Cohen and Erin Andrews before landing on Seacrest.
Ever the busy little effervescent bee, Seacrest will continue to host American Top 40 and his daily morning show for L.A.’s KIIS-FM. He will also carry on his tradition of hosting E!’s Live From the Red Carpet as well as his annual gig on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Oh, and he’s uprooting his life to New York. No biggie.
Let the battle of the brightest, whitest teeth commence!