Ryan Seacrest Was Joined by a Special Guest Co-Host on ‘Live’ Today

As Kelly Ripa enjoys her tropical getaway (and drops thirst trap videos of her husband while she's at it), Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host Ryan Seacrest is holding down the fort with a special co-host you may recognize from a certain political thriller.

We're talking about none other than Scandal actress Katie Lowes, who just filled in for Ripa for the second day in a row. On the show's official Instagram page, the producers shared a clip of announcer Deja Vu as she introduced both Lowes and Seacrest to the audience. While Seacrest looked dapper in a dark suit and striped shirt, Lowes gave all the spring garden vibes in her colorful Zimmermann dress and matching Shultz sandal heels. The actress completed the look with large golden hoop earrings by Jennifer Fisher.

If you want to get the look, you can buy the Pattie Wrap Midi Dress on Zimmermann's official website for $950—and if you'd simply prefer a similar style for a little less, you can try this gorgeous Balloon Sleeve Flowy Dress from SHEIN, now available for just $75. Finish the look with a white pair of Saprenda 2 Sandals from DSW ($70) and a pair of stunning gold hoops from Maison Miru ($75).

As mentioned before, this isn't Lowes's first time taking over Ripa's co-hosting duties. Aside from joining Seacrest on Monday, the actress also served as co-host for two days back in August 2021. And it's safe to say that fans were happy to see her return. On Instagram, one fan said, "Katie Lowes is so funny and interesting!" Another chimed in, "I just love Katie."

There's still no word on when Ripa will return, but for now, we're loving Lowes's energy (and of course, her floral ensembles).

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