Kelly Ripa Is Back for New Season of ‘Live’—and Her Colorful Dress Teases the Fab Fashion to Come

After a far-too-long hiatus, Kelly Ripa is finally returning to her second home: Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Yesterday, the All My Children alum, 51, kicked off a brand-new season of the popular talk show with her co-host, Ryan Seacrest. In honor of the momentous occasion, producers shared a behind-the-scenes video on the official Live Instagram account, featuring the duo returning to the iconic set.

In the clip, announcer Deja Vu introduces the co-hosts, who waste no time making their grand entrance. Ripa is wearing the daphine patchwork cashmere-blend twill dress by Gabriela Hearst, which features a yellow to red ombré pattern. (The piece retails for the whopping price of $2,790.) She’s also sporting matching yellow heels to tie it all together.

On the other hand, Seacrest is wearing a charcoal grey suit paired with a black button-down shirt.

The caption read, “Our new season starts today!”

Followers expressed their excitement in the comments section, writing, “Finally!” Another person added, “Happy New Season! Enjoyed every bit.”

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Fans may recall that Live with Kelly and Ryan hasn’t aired a new episode in quite some time. While ABC continued to broadcast reruns, the co-hosts were taking a short break before beginning production on the new season.

On Tuesday, producers posted another BTS video—but for the second episode of the season, Ripa is wearing a stunning floral purple dress.

The caption read, “Tune in now! We’re live.”

If there’s anything we learned from past seasons of Live with Kelly and Ryan, it’s that the new episodes will likely be filled with showstopping fashion, celebrity guests and surprise appearances.

Welcome back, you two.

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