Last Friday, Ryan Seacrest, 48, marked the end of an era and finally said goodbye to his Live co-host, Kelly Ripa, 52, after hosting the morning show for almost six years. Before he made his official departure, the American Idol host had a special surprise in store for his replacement, Mark Consuelos, 52, who just made his big hosting debut on the brand-new Live with Kelly and Mark on Monday.
In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Consuelos revealed the heartwarming parting gift the former co-host left to happily welcome him to the Live fam: a pic of Steve McQueen (with a handwritten note).
“He left all his furniture, which is amazing,” the All My Children alum told the outlet. “He left me a beautiful hand-written note with a gorgeous photograph of Steve McQueen. It’s going to go right there on the wall.”