Wait, Is the ‘Live with Kelly & Ryan’ Background Scenery Real or Fake?! Ryan Seacrest Just Blew Our Mind

Ryan Seacrest just started an online debate about whether the Live with Kelly and Ryan background scenery is real or fake, and we (briefly) didn’t know what to believe.

It all started when the 45-year-old co-host posted a behind-the-scenes photo from Live. The pic features Seacrest standing on the “balcony” of the set, which seemingly overlooks the New York City skyline.

He captioned the post, “Don’t mind me…just taking a morning stroll on the balcony.” In the comments section, a fan questioned the legitimacy of the “balcony.”

“And that isn’t a backdrop setting for the studio?” the comment read. To which the show’s social media account responded, “Hahaha! What?! (Yes.)”

We’re kinda surprised by the news, since the backdrop looks oddly realistic on live television. However, now that we’re looking at it from this angle, the dimensions seem off when compared to Seacrest’s body. Besides, NYC doesn’t have cloudless, blue skies on a daily basis, so we should have seen this one coming.

Seacrest recently returned to the studio for Live alongside his co-host, Kelly Ripa. Although the pair were hosting virtual segments from their own homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, production has since found a way to abide by social distancing guidelines.

New life goal: Visit the set of Live with Kelly and Ryan in person. (You know, to confirm the skyline is, in fact, a backdrop.)

Greta Heggeness

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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