Here’s Why Ryan Seacrest Was Missing from ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ Today

We were surprised to see Kelly Ripa riding solo on today’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. However, unlike previous times where Ryan Seacrest was MIA from the morning show, today we actually got an explanation.

On Wednesday, the Live producers shared a behind-the-scenes clip of the 50-year-old TV personality making her way to her desk on stage. The mother of three looked chic in a Saint Laurent jumpsuit, with an Alexander McQueen belt and a pair of Gianvito Rossi heels. Right after she took a minute to smell the roses (literally), she revealed to the audience the whereabouts of her 45-year-old co-host. Unfortunately, he’s “under the weather.”

“Morning everyone,” she said in the clip. “Hi, welcome. It is Wednesday, February 10, 2020. Ryan is under the weather today. Don’t panic, in these new COVID times we always err on the side of caution. Plus, it’s hump day and who better to sit here than me?” And yes, Ripa did mistakenly say 2020.

This isn’t the first time Seacrest has been absent from an episode of the television show. However, in most cases a guest host—such as Andy Cohen—has stepped in for him.

We guess this time around, it was too last minute to find someone.

And while we know Ripa is more than capable of holding down the fort on her own, we (along with fans and followers on Instagram) definitely missed Seacrest. “Ryan you are missed! Hope you feel better!” one user wrote in the comment section on Instagram, while another added, “Missing Ryan!”

Get well soon, Ryan!

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