Kelly Ripa Was Joined by a Surprise Co-Host on Today’s Episode of ‘Live’

Monday mornings are rough, to say the least. However, two people we can always count on to jump-start our weeks are Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. So, when we realized Seacrest was absent from this morning’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, we were very surprised. Luckily, another very important man in Ripa’s life stepped in—her husband, Mark Consuelos.

Consuelos paid a visit to the Live set on Monday to sit as a guest co-host alongside his wife. The producers of the hit morning show shared their daily behind-the-scenes clip on Instagram, featuring the married couple making their way to their seats on stage. “Look who’s here,” the 50-year-old television personality said in the footage after introducing her “sexy” husband to announcer, Deja Vu.

The duo walked arm-in-arm as they smiled and waved to the crew. (Consuelos even pulled the chair out for his wife like Seacrest does every morning.) “Daddy’s home. Daddy’s home,” Ripa continued. “Today is Monday, September 20, 2021. Filling in for Ryan is Mark Consuelos. You're welcome.”

We weren’t the only ones happy to see Consuelos back on the Live set. Fans and followers filled the comments section of the post with kind sentiments for the guest host. One user wrote, “Would be great if MARK dropped by more often,” while a second viewer added, “Love seeing them together. Enjoy when Mark is Co-hosting.”

No word on why Seacrest was absent from today’s episode (or when he will be returning). All we know is we’ll take any excuse to see Consuelos on our TV screens in the morning.

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