Ryan Seacrest Is Back on ‘Live’ After Yesterday’s Surprise Guest Co-Host

Mark Consuelos’s stint as a co-host on Live with Kelly and Ryan this week didn’t last long. But we’re happy to see Ryan Seacrest back where he belongs.

If you didn’t know, the 46-year-old TV personality was absent from Monday’s episode of Live (he was in Las Vegas over the weekend for the iHeart Radio Music Festival). For the installment, Consuelos paid a visit to the set to sit as a guest co-host alongside his wife, Kelly Ripa.

The producers of the hit morning show shared their daily behind-the-scenes clip on Instagram, featuring the married couple making their way to their seats on stage. The duo walked arm-in-arm as they smiled and waved to the crew. Consuelos even pulled the chair out for his wife like Seacrest does every morning.

“Daddy’s home. Daddy’s home,” Ripa said in the clip. “Today is Monday, September 20, 2021. Filling in for Ryan is Mark Consuelos. You're welcome.”

However, Seacrest was back to his usual routine for Tuesday’s episode. In today’s BTS video, Ripa and Seacrest dance their way onstage to “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire. How fitting.

For the occasion, Ripa looked chic in a patterned blouse from Zadig & Voltaire and a black skirt, while Seacrest sported a navy blue suit with a black undershirt.

And we weren’t the only ones happy about the American Idol alum’s return. One IG user wrote in the comments section of the post, “I missed Ryan yesterday!” A second person added, “Hey Ryan! Nice to have you back.”

Now if only we can get an episode with both Seacrest and Consuelos.

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