After a highly amusing virtual hiatus, Kelly Ripa returned to the studio on Tuesday to resume normal production on Live with Kelly and Ryan. While we were expecting the popular talk show to pick up right where things left off, that wasn’t actually the case.
In honor of the long-awaited return, producers flooded the official Live with Kelly and Ryan Instagram page with behind-the-scenes photos of Ripa’s reunion with her co-host, Ryan Seacrest.
Unlike past seasons (which featured the duo sitting side by side), the new episodes will follow all social distancing guidelines. This means Ripa and Seacrest will remain six feet apart, as shown in the below photo. Producers will then edit the shot to make it look business as usual.