A Very Familiar Face Returned to ‘Live’ Today

It's been a while

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He’s baaaaack.

Today, Live with Kelly and Mark fans were greeted by a surprise visitor on the show. That’s right, former Live co-host Ryan Seacrest, 48, returned to the daytime show after making his departure back in April.

In a new montage video posted by the Live producers on Instagram, Seacrest can be seen wearing a blue jumpsuit with yellow and orange balls stitched across the exterior.

Then, the clip cuts to a heartwarming photo of the American Idol host standing next to his former co-host, Kelly Ripa, 52, and her hubby, Mark Consuelos, 52. The caption read, “A fun morning with @ryanseacrest,” alongside a laughing emoji.

In a separate video shared on the Live page, Seacrest and Consuelos work together to break the world record for “Most Balls Caught on a Velcro Suit in One Minute.” And for a second, fans got a chance to see the return of the dynamic duo they’ve come to know and love.

This surprise appearance comes five months after Secrest left the morning show earlier this year. Back in February, the television personality announced his departure on an episode of Live, sharing how much hosting the show has meant to him over the years.

“Working alongside Kelly over the past six years has been a dream job and one of the highlights of my career. She has been an amazing partner, friend, and confidant, and although we will always be a part of each other’s lives, I will miss our mornings together,” he said at the time, per Deadline.

During his last day on set, the Live fam released a special farewell video honoring Seacrest on Instagram. The video featured the first (and last) moment Ripa and Seacrest walked onstage together. The caption read: “It’s been a wild ride! Thanks @ryanseacrest!”

Nice to see you again, Ryan.

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Karelle McKay

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...
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