We woke up this morning with the expectation of seeing Kelly Ripa rejoined by her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, on Live with Kelly and Ryan. However, in a surprising twist, the American Idol alum was noticeably MIA (for the third time this week) and replaced by another famous face: Anderson Cooper.
ICYMI: Seacrest has been absent from Live all of this week. On Monday and Tuesday, Ripa was joined by guest co-host, Andy Cohen, who revealed that he was sitting in for the 45-year-old TV personality for just two days. Of course, this led us to believe that Seacrest would be returning today. However, as we have now seen from a behind-the-scenes Instagram video shared by the show’s producers, Cooper has stepped in to cover for Seacrest on today’s episode.