Kelly Ripa recently returned to the studio alongside Ryan Seacrest to resume normal production on Live with Kelly and Ryan. While we’re thrilled to have them back, we couldn’t help but notice a minor flaw in the show’s social distancing protocol.
Here’s what you need to know: On Tuesday, the co-hosts reunited after months of filming virtual segments from their own homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. That same day, producers flooded the official Live with Kelly and Ryan Instagram page with behind-the-scenes photos from the taping.
In reality, Ripa and Seacrest are six feet apart. The new episodes, however, are edited to make it appear as though they’re sitting in close range. It sounds great in theory, but after watching the highly anticipated reunion, it’s clear the production team hasn’t totally mastered the new format.